BMC Infectious Diseases - Volume 12, issue Suppl 1

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1471-2334

Abstract

Parasitic gastrointestinal diseases increase morbidity and mortality in HIV patients. This study is aimed at the occurrence of Cryptosporidium, Isospora, Cyclospora and Microsporidium in the stool samples of HIV positive cases since the diarrhea is the second most comm

Journal: BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 12, no. Suppl 1, 2012

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Dendritic cells (DCs) are professional antigen presenting cells and play a central role in both innate and adaptive immunity. A decrease in one or both subsets of DC has been reported in HIV-1 infected patients from different populations. The status of DC subsets in subjects at high risk for HIV-

Journal: BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 12, no. Suppl 1, 2012

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Every day health care workers are exposed to dangerous and deadly blood borne pathogen like HBV. HBV is 100 times more likely to be transmitted after a percutaneous exposure through infected blood than HIV. Hepatitis B infection can be prevented by vaccination.

To study the effect of vaccin

Journal: BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 12, no. Suppl 1, 2012

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Liver disease in the HAART era is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in HIV-infected individuals. Non cirrhotic portal hypertension is an uncommon condition, although increasingly being reported in HIV-infected along with gastrointestinal bleeding. This is a rare case of pre ART

Journal: BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 12, no. Suppl 1, 2012

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During chronic HIV-1 infection, upregulation in the expression of certain negative regulatory factors has been implicated recently as a cause of defects in dendritic cells (DCs). We aim to study the association of one such factor, the suppressor of cytokine signaling-1 (SOCS-1) gene with DC dysfu

Journal: BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 12, no. Suppl 1, 2012