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Calculating the Affordability of Antiretrovirals in St Lucia

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10.7727/wimj.2013.209
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350–6
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This paper assesses the affordability of antiretrovirals at the individual level if donors were no longer available to fund the cost of first and second-line antiretrovirals and a prospective third-line regimen.

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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

HIV/AIDS

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281–2

This issue of the Journal is devoted to HIV/AIDS; a follow-up to the first Special Issue on HIV/AIDS in Adults (1). There have been two productions in Paediatric AIDS (2, 3). There is a wide cross-section of articles on HIV/AIDS in this issue.

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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013

Adherence to Antiretroviral Drug Therapy in Children with HIV/AIDS in Jamaica

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231–7

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Objective: We aimed to describe the adherence patterns to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in a cohort of HIV-infected children.

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e-Published: 18 Jul, 2013

The HIV Epidemic in the Caribbean Meeting the Challenges of Achieving Universal Access to Prevention, Treatment and Care

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195–203

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e-Published: 18 Jul, 2013

Caregivers’ Perception of HIV-Infected Dominican Children’s Behaviour

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42–7
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The perception of 52 Dominican caregivers, regarding their HIV+ children’s (2–8 years) behaviour, was assessed using the Child Behaviour Checklist. Caregivers perceived significant pathological internalizing behavioural symptoms in immunosuppressed children, and older female children were perceived as withdrawn/depressed.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013

The “Missed” Population of Perinatally HIV-infected Adolescent Slow Progressors in Jamaica

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295–7

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013

Clinical and Epidemiological Characteristics of Adult and Adolescent Patients Newly Diagnosed with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus at a Jamaican Clinic for Sexually Transmitted Infections

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360–3
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The clinical features of persons newly diagnosed with HIV infection, in decreasing order of frequency, were generalized lymphadenopathy, skin rash, oral candidiasis, cough and weight loss.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type-1 (HIV-1) Subtypes in Jamaica

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279–82
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The majority of strains of HIV-1 isolated from HIV-1 infected individuals in Jamaica were found to be HIV- 1 subtype B. The less frequently found HIV-1 subtypes were C, D and E and some strains were untypable by the methods used.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

HIV Mania as a Marker for Clinical Deterioration in AIDS

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149–51

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

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