Articles by Keyword: Haemoparasitic Infections

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  1. Microfilarial infections associated with body mass loss of Village Weavers <em>Ploceus cucullatus</em>

    Microfilarial infections associated with body mass loss of Village Weavers <em>Ploceus cucullatus</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    Haemoparasitic infections in wild birds have been widely studied in order to understand parasite–host relation- ships, but our understanding of their impact on the host's fitness is still limited. In this study, we quantified the associations between microfilarial infections and...
  2. Sexuality among the elderly in Dzivaresekwa district of Harare: the challenge of information, education and communication campaigns in support of an HIV/AIDS response

    Sexuality among the elderly in Dzivaresekwa district of Harare: the challenge of information, education and communication campaigns in support of an HIV/AIDS response

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This ethnographic study in Dzivaresekwa district, Harare, Zimbabwe, examines the issue of sexuality among the elderly and their challenges in accessing information, education, and communication (IEC) campaigns in the face of HIV and AIDS. The research depended heavily on collecting...
  3. The new female condom (FC2) in Uganda: perceptions and experiences of users and their sexual partners

    The new female condom (FC2) in Uganda: perceptions and experiences of users and their sexual partners

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The new version of the female condom (FC2) was introduced in Uganda in October 2009, following an unsuccessful female condom programme begun in 1998. The failure of the earlier programme was partly attributed to low acceptance of the first type...
  4. Predictors of sexual-risk behaviour and HIV-preventive practices among university students in Ethiopia

    Predictors of sexual-risk behaviour and HIV-preventive practices among university students in Ethiopia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    A cross-sectional study design was used to assess sexual-risk behaviour and HIV-preventive practices among students at Hawassa University, Ethiopia, in 2009. Among 1 220 students eligible for the study, approximately 29% reported experience of sex (36.3% of the males and...
  5. Transactional sex in the fishing communities along Lake Victoria, Kenya: a catalyst for the spread of HIV

    Transactional sex in the fishing communities along Lake Victoria, Kenya: a catalyst for the spread of HIV

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The study describes the nature, context and implications of a unique form of transactional sexual relationships in the fishing communities along Lake Victoria in Kisumu County, Kenya. We conducted 12 focus group discussions and 17 key informant interviews among fishermen,...
  6. The pattern of sharps injury to health care workers at Witbank Hospital

    The pattern of sharps injury to health care workers at Witbank Hospital

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: The aim of this study was to identify procedures, areas of activity, occupational groups and other variables that carry a high risk of transmission of bloodborne infections from patients to healthcare workers (HCWs) at Witbank Hospital.
  7. Sexually transmitted infections among patients attending the General Practice Clinic, Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa, Nigeria

    Sexually transmitted infections among patients attending the General Practice Clinic, Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa, Nigeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are among the most common infectious diseases in the world today. There are few reliable statistics on the true prevalence of STIs in developing countries, especially in the general practice setting, hence the need to...
  8. Superficial skin infections and the use of topical and systemic antibiotics in general practice

    Superficial skin infections and the use of topical and systemic antibiotics in general practice

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Superficial bacterial infections of the skin are very common. With the increasing burden of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), this is likely to worsen. Examples of such infections include impetigo, erysipelas, cellulitis, ecthyma, furuncles, carbuncles and subcutaneous abscesses. Common causative organisms...