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My global health journal list

In this post, I would like to offer some thoughts on global health journals. My goal is to assist readers of this blog who consume, Read More

Visceral politics: obesity and children’s embodied experiences of food and hunger


The Art of Letting Go and the Mandate of Going Further

This piece was previously published in the National Medical Journal of India, Volume 29, Number 1, 2016, pages 30-31, and reprinted with permission.   In Read More


Correlates of Linkage to HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Among HIV-Testing Clients

Background: Publicly funded HIV-testing sites can identify HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) candidates and provide PrEP linkage.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Use and Condomless Anal Sex: Evidence of Risk Compensation in…

Background: Young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are disproportionately impacted by HIV.

Recruitment of Female Sex Workers in HIV Prevention Trials: Can Efficacy Endpoints Be Reached…

Background/Setting: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of HIV biomedical prevention interventions often enroll participants with varying levels of HIV exposure, including people never exposed to HIV.

CD32 Expression of Different Memory T Cell Subpopulations in the Blood and Lymph Nodal Tissue…

Background: Recently, CD32 has been described to be a specific surface marker of latently HIV-infected CD4+ T cells, but little is known about the frequency and distribution of CD32 expression on naive and memory CD8+ and CD4+ T cell populations in HIV patients and healthy individuals.

Transcriptomes of <i>Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense</i> from sleeping sickness…

by Julius Mulindwa, Kevin Leiss, David Ibberson, Kevin Kamanyi Marucha, Claudia Helbig, Larissa Melo do Nascimento, Eleanor Silvester, Keith Matthews, Enock Matovu, John Enyaru, Christine Clayton All of our current knowledge of African trypanosome metabolism is based on results from trypanosomes grown in culture or in rodents. Drugs against sleeping sickness must however treat trypanosomes in humans. We here compare the transcriptomes of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense from the blood and cerebrospinal fluid of human patients with those of trypanosomes from culture and rodents.

Management of severe strongyloidiasis attended at reference centers in Spain

by Angela Martinez-Perez, Silvia Roure Díez, Moncef Belhasen-Garcia, Diego Torrús-Tendero, Jose Luis Perez-Arellano, Teresa Cabezas, Cristina Soler, Marta Díaz-Menéndez, Miriam Navarro, Begoña Treviño, Fernando Salvador-Vélez, the Soil-Transmitted Helminths’ Study Group of the Spanish Society of Tropical Medicine and International Health (SEMTSI) Introduction Strongyloides stercoralis is a globally distributed nematode that causes diverse clinical symptoms in humans. Spain, once considered an endemic country, has experienced a recent increase in imported cases. The introduction of serology helps diagnosis and is currently replacing microbiological techniques in some settings, but its sensitivity is variable and can be low in immunocompromised patients.

Comprehensive analysis of clinical <i>Burkholderia pseudomallei</i> isolates…

by Sineenart Sengyee, Sung Hwan Yoon, Suporn Paksanont, Thatcha Yimthin, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Direk Limmathurotsakul, T. Eoin West, Robert K. Ernst, Narisara Chantratita Burkholderia pseudomallei is an environmental bacterium that causes melioidosis, a major community-acquired infection in tropical regions.

Is there a “right time” for bad news? Kairos in familial communication on hereditary breast…

Publication date: Available online 23 February 2018 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine Author(s): Derbez Benjamin Time has long been considered as an important dimension of the process of disclosure of information about genetic risk to kin.

Low-intensity violence and the social determinants of adolescent health among three East…

Publication date: Available online 23 February 2018 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine Author(s): Ivy L.

New Evidence on Employment Effects of Informal Care Provision in Europe

Objective To estimate how labor force participation is affected when adult children provide informal care to their parents.

Accuracy and impact of spatial aids based upon satellite enumeration to improve indoor residual…

Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is a key tool in the fight to control, eliminate and ultimately eradicate malaria.

Direct whole-genome sequencing of Plasmodium falciparum specimens from dried erythrocyte spots

Plasmodium falciparum malaria remains a major health burden and genomic research represents one of the necessary approaches for continued progress towards malaria control and elimination.

Malaria training for community health workers in the setting of elimination: a qualitative…

Continuous training of health workers is a key intervention to maintain their good performance and keep their vigilance during malaria elimination programmes.

Plasmodium falciparum diagnostic tools in HIV-positive under-5-year-olds in two ART clinics in…

Plasmodium falciparum, the most dominant species in sub-Saharan Africa, causes the most severe clinical malaria manifestations.

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