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Stabilised antenatal HIV-l seroprevalence in Nairobi, in the face of high population mobility: is age restriction now appropriate in screening?
Abstract Objectives: To measure HIV -1 seroprevalence in pregnant women in Nairobi. Design: Six serial surveys were carried out between November 1991 and April 1997. Methods: Women attending four Nairobi City Council ...
Quantitative ex vivo analysis of functional virus-specific CD8 T lymphocytes in the blood and genital tract of HIV-infected women
BACKGROUND: CD8 T lymphocytes are important in HIV-1 control and mediate virus-specific immunity in the blood and genital tract. The induction and monitoring of mucosal CD8 cell responses will be an important component ...
Impact on HIV infection on invasive cervical cancer in Kenyan Women AIDS
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between invasive cervical cancer (ICC) and HIV infection in Kenyan women. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control, with ICC patients as cases, and women with uterine fibroids as ...
The effect of rapid HIV-1 testing on uptake of perinatal HIV-1 interventions: a randomized clinical trial
Objective We examined whether HIV-1 testing using a rapid assay increases the proportion of pregnant women obtaining HIV-1 results and the uptake of perinatal HIV-1 interventions. Methods Pregnant women attending ...
Knowledge and practice about cervical cancer and Pap smear testing among patients at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
(University of Nairobi., 2003-12)
Invasive cervical cancer (ICC) is the leading cause of cancer-related death among women in developing countries. Population-based cytologic screening and early treatment does reduce morbidity and mortality associated with ...
Traditional healers and the management of sexually transmitted diseases in Nairobi, Kenya
To describe the role of traditional healers in STD case management, in-depth interviews were held with 16 healers (seven witchdoctors, five herbalists and four spiritual healers) in four slum areas in Nairobi, Kenya. All ...