Journal of
AIDS and HIV Research

  • Abbreviation: J. AIDS HIV Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2359
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAHR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 288

Table of Content: May 2013; 5(5)

May 2013

Metabolic factors associated with the development of lipodystrophy in patients on long-term highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART)

Dyslipidemia, insulin resistance and diabetes are frequent in patients on highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) and especially in patients with lipodystrophy, and may lead to atherosclerosis. This study described the metabolic alterations associated with lipodystrophy in adults on chronic HAART in Kenya. The prevalence of dyslipidaemia amongst the study participants was (211) 79.6%. Elevated total cholesterol...

Author(s): Angela Awino McLigeyo, Godfrey Lule, Fredrick C. F. Otieno, Joshua Kyateesa Kayima and Enoch Omonge

May 2013

Lipodystrophy, “social death” and treatment adherence in human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS)

The lipodystrophy syndrome is the adverse effect to the use of the most important antiretrovirals according to the Ministry of Health of Brazil. Based on this idea, it is sought to emphasize that the lipodystrophy syndrome, as a result of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) treatment confirms the “social death” experienced by patients and the possible interference in the process of treatment...

Author(s): Carla Glenda Souza da Silva and Joao Carlos Alchieri

May 2013

Human immunodeficiency virus/Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS): Knowledge, attitudes of university students of the State of Azad Kashmir (Pakistan)

Epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a significant threat to humankind. This threat is more alarming to developing countries, where poverty and illiteracy may contribute towards higher risk for HIV transmission. To preclude the further feast of HIV, it is very important that people should have a good knowledge of HIV disease. The aim of this study was to examine...

Author(s): Atif Abbasi, Muhammad Rafique, Wajid Aziz and Wafa Hussain

May 2013

Medication adherence and cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4) cells response in patients receiving antiretroviral therapy

This study evaluated medication adherence following interventions and its association with cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4) cells response among patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Specialist Hospital Sokoto, North Western Nigeria. Longitudinal study design was used. Interventions included training of health workers on adherence counseling; pre- and post-ART adherence counseling were provided to...

Author(s): Kenneth Anene Agu, Olumuyiwa Omonaiye, Dorothy Oqua, Tindak Sani, Mohammed Alfa Isah, Stephen Olayemi, Rosalyn C. King and Anthony K. Wutoh

May 2013

A novel approach to inhibiting human immune deficiency virus (HIV-1) infection by actively neutralizing the antibodies of reverse transcriptase system

Human immune deficiency virus (HIV) infection is frequently reported in Egypt. This study introduces a new approach for HIV eradication based on a new enzyme combination reverse transcriptase and DNA polymerase (VK 25 RD) formula for inhibiting and or preventing the disease. This pilot study was done on five naive patients who were all positive for HIV antibodies, never treated with anti retroviral medications....

Author(s): Sherif Salah, Bassam Hajjar and Reham Essam