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Furthermore, they were asked questions related to their habits and health conditions, such as year of diagnosis and when they began HAART, other chronic illnesses, alcohol consumption, use of psychoactive drugs, and medical assistance.
From this list the two groups (HAART and HAART naive) and duration for which the patient has been attending CTC were determined.
An astute physician should always keep in mind the atypical presentations of CMV, importance of proper biopsy technique, and the use of HAART therapy alone as a treatment for colonic manifestations of CMV in AIDS patients.
Table 3 describes the predictive performance of Hb, BMI, and TLC in predicting HIV disease progression among the studied participants: HAART and the HAART untreated.
BioStable conducted a two-year, regulated CE Mark approval study of the HAART 300 Aortic Annuloplasty Device at eight European heart centers.
Patients were classified in to HAART and NONHAART group.
An overall prevalence of 9.91% of cryptococcal infection among HIV patients on HAART was observed in this study.
The median viral load available from 36 individuals (28%) at diagnosis was 32,391 copies/mL (IQR 17,000-100,000); 52 people (40%) were known to be taking HAART at the time of TB diagnosis.
In the univariate survival analyses (see Table 2), the hazard ratios (HR) revealed that use of HAART, higher [CD4.sup.+] cell counts, menopause, increased duration of HIV infection, and increased age were associated with a decreased hazard of progression to SILs while increased viral load and being a current smoker versus a former smoker were associated with an increased hazard ratio; IV drug use was highly suggestive of a greater hazard of progression.
The median age of patients with known TB-HIV increased throughout the study period (Table 1, Appendix,; the number of persons >50 years of age with TB-HIV increased from 12% in the pre-HAART era to 21% in the late HAART era, out of proportion to the increase (from 40% to 46%) for TB cases alone (p<0.001 for difference in slopes).
In particular, we investigated how the content of HIV/AIDS articles published in social work journals has changed since the advent of HAART. The study was guided by the following three research questions: