Case Report Ramsay Hunt Syndrome presenting as “a window’’ to HIV diagnosis in 48 year old African female: A case report

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Background: Ramsay Hunt Syndrome in adults is reported in a number of case reports as an uncommon presentation of Varicella zoster Virus infection. Ramsay Hunt Syndrome occurs when there is reactivation of the latent Varicella zoster virus present in the ganglia due to previous varicella infection. Following a breakdown of the immune system, latent Varicella zoster infection can be activated. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection), causes immunosuppression and hence reactivation of Varicella zoster.

Comparism of Various Staining Techniques in the Diagnosis of Coccidian Parasitosis in HIV Infection

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Background: Diarrhoea due to oppourtunistic coccidian parasites is a common clinical presentation in HIV infection. Its management differs from that of diarrhoea due to other protozoa, improvement of immune status being the mainstay while specific drug treatment is available for other aetiologies, hence, the need for its accurate identification when present.

Prevalence of subclinical Cardiovascular Disease in healthy HIV infected patients at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia

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Background: Cardiovascular diseases are among the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The association between HIV and CVD has been established in many studies. However, information is still lacking on subclinical disease as well as its associated risk factors in this population. This study aimed at establishing the prevalence of subclinical CVD among clinically healthy HIV people attending their regular out- patient visits.