To assess whether people living with HIV (PLWH) are at increased risk of COVID-19 mortality or adverse outcomes, and whether antiretroviral therapy (ART) influences this risk.Rapid review with meta-analysis and […]» Read more
Lessons from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic response in China, Italy, and the U.S.: a guide for Africa and low-and-middle-income countries.
Africa can be “left behind” after other advanced continents recover from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic as reflected by the global pandemic of HIV/AIDS. In this paper, we summarize […]» Read more
Since emerging into the human population in late 2019, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus -2 (SARS-CoV-2) has reached across the globe to infect over 80 million people. The coronavirus […]» Read more
In response to COVID-19, we conducted a rapid review of risk communication interventions to mitigate risk from viruses to determine if such interventions are efficacious.We searched for risk communication interventions […]» Read more
As of 12th January 2021, Australia has reported 28,634 COVID-19 cases. Most (20,411) cases are from the state of Victoria. In response to rising infections and community transmission in July […]» Read more
Use of dried blood spot samples for SARS-CoV-2 antibody detection using the Roche Elecsys ® high throughput immunoassay.
Dried blood spot samples (DBS) provide an alternative sample type to venous blood samples for antibody testing. DBS are used by NHS for diagnosing Hepatitis C and by Public Health […]» Read more
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to incorporate pathogen genomics for enhanced disease surveillance and outbreak management in Africa. The genomics of SARS-CoV-2 has been instrumental to the […]» Read more
Since its first emergence, people have been having different attitudes and perceptions towards the COVID-19 pandemic. Perceptions (e.g. perception of disease threat) have profound consequences on behavior (e.g medication adherence). […]» Read more
Anti-HIV-drug and phyto-flavonoid combination against SARS-CoV-2: a molecular docking-simulation base assessment.
At the health emergence, no such potent prophylactic therapy is available to control the deadly emerged Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). However, existing antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antimalarial drugs is the […]» Read more
Chile has one of the worst numbers worldwide in terms of SARS-CoV-2 positive cases and COVID-19-related deaths per million inhabitants; thus, characterization of neutralizing antibody (NAb) responses in the general […]» Read more
The Critical Need for Pooled Data on COVID-19 in African Children: An AFREhealth Call for Action through Multi-Country Research Collaboration.
Globally, there are prevailing knowledge gaps in the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 infection among children and adolescents; however, these gaps are especially wide in African countries. The […]» Read more
The COVID-19 Pandemic: an Appraisal of its Impact on Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Pre-Eclampsia.
The impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is profound, with distressing consequences on many individuals, especially those with co-morbidities. Pregnant women are one such group of individuals who […]» Read more
Adherence with COVID-19 Preventive Measures and Associated Factors Among Residents of Dirashe District, Southern Ethiopia.
COVID-19 is one of the huge general wellbeing crisis for the planet. Since its first recognition, over 90.2 and 1.9 million people are infected and dead, respectively. Although it is […]» Read more
Antiretroviral Laboratory Monitoring and Implications for HIV Clinical Care in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond.
In the era of COVID-19, providers are delaying laboratory testing in people with HIV (PWH). The purpose of this study was to examine the clinical significance of renal, liver, and […]» Read more
In this study, we aimed to assess the relationship between tuberculosis case rate and COVID-19 case fatality rate among districts within a tuberculosis-endemic metropolitan area.We analyzed data from 43 districts […]» Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed new challenges for the scientific community. The behaviour of the virus and outcomes in people living with HIV have not yet been properly studied. We […]» Read more
Influence of patient characteristics and immunosuppressant management on mortality in kidney transplant recipients hospitalized with coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19).
The influence of patient characteristics and immunosuppression management on COVID-19 outcomes in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) remains uncertain. We performed a single-center, retrospective review of all adult KTRs admitted to […]» Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on people’s mental health. This study examines whether gender influences the mental distress in people from at-risk populations (clinically high risk and […]» Read more
Acute appendicitis is one of the most common reasons for emergency medical consultation. While simple appendicitis can be treated with antibiotics or surgery, complex appendicitis including gangrene, abscess, and perforation […]» Read more
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Protection against Coronavirus-Associated Pneumonia Hospitalization in Children Living with and without HIV.
In December 2019 a new coronavirus (CoV) emerged as a human pathogen, SARS-CoV-2. There are few data on human coronavirus infections among individuals living with HIV. In this study we […]» Read more
Mineworkers in South Africa experience a triple burden of disease due to their distinct work experience. Silicosis increases their risk of tuberculosis (TB), exacerbated by the HIV epidemic. Work-related factors […]» Read more
Viruses cause many life threatening human diseases. Recently, COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the health care systems worldwide. As a disease preventive approach and to bring relief to the severity of […]» Read more
Disentangling depression in Belgian higher education students amidst the first COVID-19 lockdown (April-May 2020).
The surge of COVID-19 infections has prompted many countries to take unprecedented policy measures. In Belgium, the authorities implemented a nation-wide stay-at-home order for several months. Evidence of the mental […]» Read more
the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in WHO European Region was reported at the end of January 2020 and, from that moment, the epidemic has been speeding up and rapidly […]» Read more
A brief intervention to support implementation of telerehabilitation by community rehabilitation services during COVID-19: A feasibility study.
The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated adoption of telerehabilitation in services where face-to-face consultations were previously standard. We aimed to understand barriers to implementing a telerehabilitation clinical service and design a […]» Read more
Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine belong to the aminoquinoline drugs. Studies revealed that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine shows antagonism activity against COVID-19 under laboratory conditions. ARDS and ALI are conditions that occur in […]» Read more
Access to and interest in assistive technology for home-dwelling people with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic (PAN.DEM).
The COVID-19 restrictions affect daily living in Norway, including home-dwelling people with dementia, and researchers conducting clinical trials in dementia care. In this paper, we 1) describe the development of […]» Read more
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), defined as plastic adherent cells with multipotent differentiation capacity in vitro, are an emerging and valuable tool to treat a plethora of diseases due to their […]» Read more
Transbronchial biopsies’ histopathological findings leading to successful late steroid therapy in Covid-19 acute respiratory failure.
We present results from clinical, radiologic, gas exchange, lung mechanics, and fibre-optic bronchoscopy-guided transbronchial biopsies in a case of acute respiratory failure due to SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19). This report highlights the […]» Read more