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Prevalence of High Risk Sexual Behaviour in Jamaican Adults and Its Relationship to Socio-demographic and Religious Factors: Findings from the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007–2008

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Patterns of Depressive Symptoms Among Patients with HIV-Infection

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380–5
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Identifying depression among HIV-infected patients is challenging, due to the overlapping symptoms of both illnesses. This study identified the clusters of depressive symptoms associated with HIV infection in a sample of patients.

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Objective: To identify the level of depressive symptoms among patients with HIV infection and to examine the reported patterns of depressive symptoms not confounded by the physical manifestations of HIV-infection.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia in a Cohort of HIV-positive Women at the University Hospital of the West Indies: Management and Outcome

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.223
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313–7
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This article identifies the risk of recurrence of cervical dysplasia in HIV-positive women. Results indicate that HIV increases the risk of recurrence but once women who are HIV positive maintain their antiretroviral agents and have good CD4 counts then their risk would be similar to that of HIV-negative women.

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Objective: To determine the rate of recurrence of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) in HIVpositive women evaluated at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013

Safety of Antiretroviral Drug Therapy in Jamaican Children with HIV/AIDS

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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Analysis of Resistance Testing in South Trinidad

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400–2
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Poor adherence to antiretroviral therapy can result in the development of multidrug resistant HIV. This can result in a need for salvage therapy. Darunavir, a new generation protease Inhibitor, is an essential part of this treatment modality.

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The Burden of HIV Infection among Women Attending Antenatal Clinic in a Semi-urban Nigerian Town

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.228
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323–8
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Multiple sexual partners, previous induced abortions and hospital/clinic delivery seem to increase the risk of HIV infection in pregnant women in this environment.
 
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Background: Stable heterosexual relationships are a major determinant of the HIV epidemic and seroprevalence rate of HIV amongst antenatal women is a reflection of what is happening in the larger society.
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02 Apr, 2013
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HIV-Related Sexual Risk Behaviours among Late-adolescent Jamaican Girls with Older Male Partners

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403–8
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With HIV becoming a growing problem among adolescent girls in the Caribbean, this study examined the HIV-related sexual risk behaviours of Jamaican late-adolescent girls who have male sexual partners who are two or more years older than themselves.

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Objective: To describe HIV-related sexual risk behaviours among late-adolescent Jamaican girls and examine whether having an age-discordant male sexual partner (≥ 2 years older) was associated with a decrease in condom use at last coitus.

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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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