Screening algorithms for HBV, HCV, HIV and syphilis in an anatomical donation program Institute of Tropical Medicine
BACKGROUND: Users of anatomical donors are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. This study evaluated screening algorithms for hepatitis B and C virus, human immunodeficiency virus and Treponema pallidum during donor allocation and assessed the impact of postmortem time on hemolysis and how hemolysis affects test results and donor discard rate.
METHODS: From 2011 to 2018, demographic data of anatomical donors, time of postmortem ...
Effect of HIV prevention and treatment program on HIV and HCV transmission and HIV mortality at an Indonesian narcotic prison University of Antwerp
Association of HIV infection with anal and penile low-risk human papillomavirus infections among men who have sex with men in Amsterdam: the HIV & HPV in MSM study Institute of Tropical Medicine
BACKGROUND: This study among men who have sex with men (MSM) aimed to (1) assess prevalence of anogenital low-risk human papillomavirus (lrHPV) infections, (2) evaluate associations with HIV infection, and (3) investigate lrHPV concordance.
METHODS: In 2010 to 2011, MSM 18 years or older were recruited in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and provided anal and penile self-swabs (HIV & HPV in MSM study). Using the HPV SPF10-PCR/DEIA/LiPA25 ...
Influence of HCV co-infection and hepatitis C treatment on risk of chronic kidney disease in HIV positive persons Institute of Tropical Medicine
Epidemic dispersion of HIV and HCV in a population of co-infected Romanian injecting drug users Vrije Universiteit Brussel KU Leuven
Co-infections with HIV and HCV are very frequent among people who inject drugs (PWID). However, very few studies comparatively reconstructed the transmission patterns of both viruses in the same population. We have recruited 117 co-infected PWID during a recent HIV outbreak in Romania. Phylogenetic analyses were performed on HIV and HCV sequences in order to characterize and compare transmission dynamics of the two viruses. Three large HIV ...