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Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease among Patients Attending an HIV Outpatient Clinic in Kingston, Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.240
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160-4
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Kidney failure, both acute and chronic, occurs in patients with HIV. Untreated acute renal failure can lead to chronic renal failure. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health concern; it is under-diagnosed and under-treated in the HIV population.

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01 Nov, 2017
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e-Published: 08 Dec, 2017

Depression among Persons Attending a HIV/AIDS Outpatient Clinic in Kingston, Jamaica

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369–73
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This paper reports on the prevalence of depression among patients attending a HIV/AIDS outpatient clinic in Kingston, Jamaica. It also explores the possible role of a number of clinical and socio-demographic factors in the relationship between HIV and depression. Recommendations for enhancing the timely detection of depression among persons living with HIV/AIDS are also discussed.

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Objectives: To determine the prevalence of depression among persons attending a HIV/AIDS clinic in Kingston, Jamaica, and to explore the possible role of patient-specific clinical and social issues as intermediary factors in the relationship between HIV/ AIDS and depression.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

An Analysis of Three Opportunistic Infections in an Outpatient HIV Clinic in Jamaica

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393–9
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This paper reports on the occurrence of HIV-associated opportunistic infections in 2007, among patients attending a HIV/AIDS outpatient clinic in Kingston, Jamaica. It also examines associations between several clinical variables and the occurrence of opportunistic infections.

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Objectives: To determine the occurrence of opportunistic infection (OI) in HIV-positive patients and to identify any risk factors which may be associated with such.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

A Review of the HIV-infected Homeless Sub-population at the Centre for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Services, Department of Medicine, University Hospital of the West Indies

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.235
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337–40
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This paper describes the characteristics of the HIV-infected homeless sub-population being managed by a collaborative effort between the Centre for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Services, Department of Medicine, University Hospital of the West Indies and the National Council on Drug Abuse.

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Objective: The twin epidemics of HIV and homelessness present several challenging aspects to the development of programmes for the provision of treatment and care. This paper describes the characteristics of this population being managed by a collaborative effort between the Centre for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Services, Department of Medicine, University Hospital of the West Indies and the National Council on Drug Abuse.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Sociodemographics and Clinical Presentation of HIV in Jamaica Over 20 years: A Comparative Analysis of Surveillance Data

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409–17
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An analysis of Jamaica’s HIV surveillance data showed improved timely diagnosis of HIV-infection and reduction in HIV morbidity over the last 2 decades.

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Objective: To delineate changes in the epidemiology of HIV including morbidity and mortality patterns based on three key time points in Jamaica’s HIV response.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

A Case of Systemic Cryptococcal Disease in HIV Infection

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.088
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374–6

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Globally, Cryptococcosis is the most common invasive mycosis in HIV disease. Incidence rates vary widely by geographical region and resource availability and reportedly range from 0.04 to 12% per year (1). Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for the greatest burden with a median incidence of 3.2% per year (1). Since the advent of widespread use of antiretroviral therapy (ART), incidence rates of opportunistic infections have been significantly declining (2).

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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013

What are the Benefits and Barriers of Communicating Parental HIV Status to Seronegative Children and the Implications for Jamaica? A Narrative Review of the Literature in Low/Middle Income Countries

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.087
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357–63
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This article reviews the literature in low/middle income countries on parental disclosure of HIV status to seronegative children and examines the benefits and barriers to disclosure from the perspective of parents with HIV. Implications for future research in Jamaica are discussed.

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Objective: To examine the benefits/barriers for HIV positive parents of communicating their status to seronegative children in low/middle income countries in order to inform policy and practice in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013

Response to First Line HAART using CD4 Cell Counts: Experience in a University Hospital in Kingston

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439–44
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The recommended guidelines were adhered to for the majority of patients and outcomes were similar to those in developed countries.

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Objectives: To assess the extent to which the current practice for first line therapy concurs with the recommended guidelines and to examine the response of treatment naïve patients to first line Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) at the University Hospital of the West Indies, using CD4 cell counts.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Disclosure of HIV Status among HIV Clinic Attendees in Jamaica

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445–9
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There is a low disclosure rate among HIV clinic attendees. There is a need for prevention interventions focussed on de-stigmatization for both infected and non-infected persons.

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Objective: This study aimed to examine factors related to disclosure of HIV serostatus among clinic attendees in an outpatient HIV clinic at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

A Possible Case of Spinal Tuberculosis in a HIV-Positive Male

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453–4
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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013
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