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Hepatitis B vaccination status and associated factors among undergraduate students of Makerere University College of Health Sciences

. Formal analysis: Yvette Wibabara, Joan Kalyango, Alex Kityamuwesi, Winfred Christine Methodology: Yvette Wibabara, Cecily Banura, Joan Kalyango, Charles Karamagi, Winfred Christine Amia, Ponsiano Ocama ... . Project administration: Yvette Wibabara, Ponsiano Ocama. Resources: Yvette Wibabara, Alex Kityamuwesi. Software: Yvette Wibabara, Alex Kityamuwesi. Supervision: Cecily Banura, Joan Kalyango, Charles

Pneumococcal Carriage in Children under Five Years in Uganda-Will Present Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines Be Appropriate?

Background Pneumonia is the major cause of death in children globally, with more than 900,000 deaths annually in children under five years of age. Streptococcus pneumoniae causes most deaths, most often in the form of community acquired pneumonia. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) are currently being implemented in many low-income countries. PCVs decrease vaccine-type...

Association between oral candidiasis and low CD4+ count among HIV positive patients in Hoima Regional Referral Hospital

Background The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Human Immune Virus (HIV) related oral lesions and their association with Cluster of Differentiation 4 (CD4+) count among treatment naïve HIV positive patients. Methods This was a descriptive and analytical cross sectional study. Participants were 346 treatment naïve HIV positive adult patients. These were...

Incidence and Predictors of First Line Antiretroviral Regimen Modification in Western Kenya

Background Limited antiretroviral treatment regimens in resource-limited settings require long-term sustainability of patients on the few available options. We evaluated the incidence and predictors of combined antiretroviral treatment (cART) modifications, in an outpatient cohort of 955 patients who initiated cART between January 2009 and January 2011 in western Kenya. Methods...