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A Cross-sectional Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude of Private Dental Practitioners towards the Treatment of HIV/AIDS Infected Individuals

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10.7727/wimj.2015.391
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This manuscript provides an insight into the level of the knowledge of private dental practitioners towards the dental treatment of the HIV patients. The manuscript also emphasizes the key precautions to be followed during the dental treatment of HIV patients.

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11 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 09 Mar, 2016

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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

Eliminating Vertically-transmitted HIV/AIDS while Improving Access to Treatment and Care for Women, Children and Adolescents in Jamaica

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396–404
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Over the past nine years, Jamaica has made excellent strides to eliminate vertically transmitted HIV/AIDS, while reducing the HIV-attributable morbidity and mortality in pregnant women and in HIV-infected children. Continued successful transition of HIV-infected children through adolescence into adulthood will require a strong multidisciplinary team approach.

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Background and Methods: To celebrate Jamaica’s 50th birthday after receiving independence from Great Britain, we summarize our collaborative published research in the prevention, treatment and care of paediatric, perinatal and adolescent HIV/AIDS in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 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

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

Successful Treatment of Cerebral Aspergillosis in a Patient with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

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10.7727/wimj.2016.059
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540–2

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 We report a case of a patient with AIDS and a brain abscess caused by aspergillus, who underwent neurosurgical excision of the lesion and received subsequent therapy with voriconazole. The patient suffered from intracranial hypertension and visual disorders. 

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08 Feb, 2016
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e-Published: 18 Apr, 2016

A Case of Systemic Cryptococcal Disease in HIV Infection

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10.7727/wimj.2013.088
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374–6

INTRODUCTION

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

An Unassuming Revelation: Cuba’s Social Policy toward the AIDS Epidemic

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10.7727/wimj.2012.335
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368–73
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This essay looks at Cuba’s complementary approach to the treatment of HIV/AIDS, highlighting the challenges and success of national HIV/AIDS programmes over the years.

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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013

HIV Seroprevalence among Hospital Inpatients with Neuropsychiatric and other Central Nervous System Disorders

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434–8
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This paper reports on the seroprevalence of HIV among hospital inpatients whose principal diagnosis was a neuropsychiatric or other central nervous system (CNS) disorder. The low prevalence in neuropsychiatric patients and the strong association with CNS infections are discussed.

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Objective: To determine the seroprevalence of HIV among inpatients with neuropsychiatric and other central nervous system (CNS) disorders at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013
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