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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.

ABSTRACT

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 Case of Systemic Cryptococcal Disease in HIV Infection

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DOI: 
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
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