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Detection of Drug Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis among Patients with and without HIV Infection in a Rural Setting

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.082
Pages: 
122–6
Synopsis: 
This research establishes the sensitivity of the Griess nitrate reductase assay (NRA) and the Hain molecular line probe assay (LPA) in tuberculosis (TB)/HIV coinfected patients in Guyana. It also highlights the difference in sensitivities of the two drug susceptibility tests.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To analyse the sensitivity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by nitrate reductase assay (NRA) and the Hain molecular line probe assay (LPA) in sputa of tuberculosis (TB)/HIV co-infected patients in Guyana.

Design: Sputum samples were collected from known TB patients at Georgetown Chest Clinic and were analysed at the Reference Laboratory, Guyana, over the period April 2010 to April 2011.

Accepted: 
11 May, 2012
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e-Published: 16 May, 2013

Correlates of Sexual Activity and Inconsistent Condom Use Among High-school Girls in Dominica

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Pages: 
433–8
Synopsis: 
A cross-sectional study was conducted in Dominica to determine correlates of sexual activity and inconsistent condom use among high school girls. Sexual activity was associated with coercion, oral sex and marijuana, whereas condom use was associated with coercion and low socio-economic status.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine factors associated with sexual activity and inconsistent condom use among high-school girls in Dominica.

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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013

Getting to Zero: Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in The Bahamas

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.263
Pages: 
921–3
Synopsis: 
Male circumcision is an important strategy to reduce the transmission of HIV. There is a need to determine the prevalence of male circumcision and its acceptability among healthcare practitioners and the general population in The Bahamas.

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e-Published: 24 Jun, 2013

Getting to Zero: Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in The Bahamas

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.263

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e-Published: 21 Feb, 2013

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