Jackeline Clemena - Aborde
This study determined the significant psychological and structural factors affecting the utilization of HIV services among patient’s ages 20-49 years old in Seamen’s Hospital Manila. Factors were determined using a validated selfadministered questionnaire. Statistical analyses were performed using STATA Statistical Software, Version 13, and College Station, TX: StataCorp LP. A p value ≤0.05 was considered statistically significant. Several factors were identified as significantly affecting their decision to seek for HIV care: Among the younger population (20-24 years old): “do not know where to go for an HIV test”, “afraid of my privacy/anonymity” and “not sexually active”. Among the older population (35-49 years old): “long queue in the health facility”. Among the males, the following factors were noted: “have been tested in another facility” and “health facility opening hours”.
DRESS (Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms Syndrome), is a drug related hypersensitivity reaction that occurs three to eight weeks after medication is instituted. It is characterized by the appearance of several kinds of rashes, lymphadenopathies, hematological abnormalities and systemic organ involvement Case Description: A 49-year-old female HIV positive patient consults for the sudden appearance of sub maxillary and cervical lymphadenopathies. She is diagnosed with lymph node tuberculosis for which first line ant tuberculosis medications are instituted. Three weeks after beginning her treatment, she returns with maculo-papular skin rash and fever and is hospitalized for evaluation among her laboratory, there is the presence of leukocytosis with neutrophilia and eosinophilia, a positive serology for IgM herpes 1, a cholestatic pattern as well as discrete cytolysis and the presence of leucoytes, hematuria and proteinuria in the urine exam
Studies on the spread of HIV/AIDS in Kapchorwa especially among youths have shown that they have poor knowledge on sexuality issues. Most young people become sexually active at a very young age when they have little or no information on their sexuality. These situations expose them to careless and casual sexual behaviors, unwanted pregnancies, which increase their risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. Worse still, is the culture of silence, which have created information gap between youths, parents, elders and health providers. Adults feel uncomfortable and unwilling to discuss sexuality education with youths because they feel that discussing with them will expose the youths to early sex
Delay healthcare seeking is one of the major impediments to successfully prevent and control sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV. Gambella is one of the HIV hot spot areas and the most HIV prevalent region in the country. Considering the empirical knowledge of the link between STIs and HIV, gathering information on health seeking behavior and the associated factors among STI patients is helpful to design interventions that enhance early seeking and treatment adherence. A facility based cross-sectional study was employed to collect data from 424 STI patients from February 15 to April 15, 2017, using a face-to-face interview. A consecutive sampling method was used until the allocated sample for each facility was fulfilled. A multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to identify factors associated with health-seeking behavior
Parvaiz Ahmad Naik
In this paper, we investigate and analyze a nonlinear fractional order SIR epidemic model with Crowley-Martin type functional response and Holling type-II treatment rate. The existence and stability of the equilibrium points are investigated. The sufficient conditions for the persistence of the disease are provided. First, we obtained a threshold value , which determines the stability of equilibria, then model equilibria are determined, and their stability analysis are considered by using fractional Routh-Hurwitz stability criterion and fractional LaSalle invariant principle. The fractional derivative is taken in Caputo sense and the numerical solution of the model is obtained by L1 scheme method which involves the memory trace that can capture and integrate all past activity. Meanwhile, by using Lyapunov functional approach, the global dynamics of the endemic equilibrium point is discussed
Men who have sex with men (MSM) tests for HIV often self-recognize when they have been exposed to unsafe sexual behavior and many sexual partners. It would therefore be important to include the sexual networks to the HIV testing campaign. The study aimed to elicit and deliver the HIV test to the sexual partners of MSM who received HIV pre-test counseling and discover the unknown link of sexual network. Recruitment was done through purposeful and snowball sampling. A ten minutes structured personal risk network interview was conducted to elicit the referral of sexual partners within three months. An anonymous HIV quick test was delivered at a time and place where convenient to the sexual partners.
Meditation has the same effect on our brains as sex. 20 new normal orgasms in a research row and affordable in all color of skin. Orgasms can a sexual event, which has attained at the culmination of a sexual activity. However, not all orgasms have derived from sexual activity to extended act. There are other activities, beyond sex, that also give the same feeling as an orgasm. Meditation can accept surprised to note that meditation has the same effect on our brains as sex. In both cases, there is a rush of blood to the pre-frontal area by side brain. Sex and meditation both lead us to a state of bliss and lack of selfawareness.