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Coadministration of Divalent Cation Mineral Supplements Causes cART Virologic Failure and HIV Mutagenesis: A Case Study

Thomas M Forst and Warren L Dinges

Abstract

Integrase strand transfer inhibitors (INSTIs) are an important component of modern combined antiretroviral therapy (cART). The mechanism of inhibition for these antivirals is dependent on magnesium ion binding during attempted HIV-1 replication.

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Review Article 

Play Sure Kits: A Form of Harm Reduction for HIV/AIDS

Peter A Clark SJ

Abstract

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States is alive and well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2015, 40,040 individuals were newly diagnosed with HIV. In the United States over 1.2 million people are living with HIV.

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Review Article 

Implications of Diffusion of Innovations Theory for a Culturally Sensitive Multi-sectoral Approach to HIV/AIDS Prevention

James Kiwanuka-Tondo, Jessica Katz Jameson and Susan Katz

Abstract

The present research uses a collective case study analysis to compare the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS public policy and culturally sensitive communication campaigns in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

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RESEARCH ARTICLE 

Cross Regional Differences in HIV/AIDS Prevalence in Tanzania: How Socioeconomic and Cultural Contexts Affect Perceived Individual and Group Efficacy

James Kiwanuka-Tondo, Sarah Merritt and Maria De Moya

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to conduct a cross-regional comparative analysis of the cultural, social, and economic differences that influence the HIV/AIDS prevalence as well as the differences in media channels and messages used in the prevention campaigns in two neighboring regions in Tanzania-Singida with one of the lowest (3.3%) and Iringa with one of the highest (9.1%) prevalence in the country.

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