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Mapping Ebola in wild animals for better disease control

Identifying the regions where wild animal populations could transmit the Ebola virus should help with efforts to prepare at-risk areas for future outbreaks.

Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1976-2014

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has experienced the most outbreaks of Ebola virus disease since the virus' discovery in 1976. This article provides for the first time a description and a line list for all outbreaks in this country, comprising 996 cases. Compared to patients over 15 years old, the odds of dying were significantly lower in patients aged 5 to 15 and higher in ...

Tackling Non-Communicable Diseases In Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Is the Evidence from High-Income Countries All We Need?

Shah Ebrahim and colleagues argue that more research on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in both high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries can result in mutual benefits and will help better address the growing burden of NCDs.

Financing Essential HIV Services: A New Economic Agenda

Anna Vassall and colleagues discuss the need for, and challenges facing, innovative and sustainable financing of the HIV response. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary

Are Thai MSM Willing to Take PrEP for HIV Prevention? An Analysis of Attitudes, Preferences and Acceptance

Wheelock Andreas B. Eisingerich Jintanat Ananworanich Gabriela B. Gomez Timothy B. Hallett Mark R. Dybul Peter Piot Sten H. Vermund, Vanderbilt University, United States of America Objective: We aimed to

Food Insecurity Is Associated with Increased Risk of Non-Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy among HIV-Infected Adults in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A Cross-Sectional Study

Background Food insecurity is increasingly reported as an important barrier of patient adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in both resource-poor and rich settings. However, unlike in resource rich-settings, very few quantitative studies to date have investigated the association of food insecurity with patient adherence to ART in Sub-Saharan Africa. The current study examines ...

Informing the 2011 UN Session on Noncommunicable Diseases: Applying Lessons from the AIDS Response

In advance of the September 2011 UN Summit on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), Rebecca Dirks and colleagues identify lessons from the AIDS epidemic that can inform the response to the growing epidemic of NCDs.

Squaring the Circle: AIDS, Poverty, and Human Development

, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Abbreviations: GDP, gross domestic product Peter Piot is Executive

Planning for pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission: challenges and opportunities

Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA); Peter Piot (Institute for Global Health, Imperial College London, London, UK); Renee Ridzon (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA); Zeda Rosenberg

International Perspectives On Individual And Community Approaches To The Prevention Of Sexually Transmitted Disease And Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

Kevin R. O'Reilly 0 Peter Piot 0 0 World Health Organization and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AJDS , Geneva , Switzerland Risks for sexually transmitted disease (STD) and human immunodeficiency

Signs and Symptoms of Prevalent and Incident Cases of Gonorrhea and Genital Chlamydial Infection Among Female Prostitutes in Kinshasa, Zaire

Most studies that have examined the clinical features of gonorrhea and chlamydial infection have been based on prevalent cases (cases of undetermined onset). In our investigation, we compared signs and symptoms of incident (new) cases of these infections with those observed in prevalent cases (involving the same women) that were diagnosed at enrollment in a prospective study of ...