Research Article: HIV and NCDs: inevitable interaction in resource limited settings

Date Published: December , 2017

Publisher: Makerere Medical School

Author(s): James K Tumwine.


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Nalukwago and others from Uganda2 are the authors of our lead article in this issue. They sought to establish the effect of interrupted ART on reconstitution of CD4 and CD8 subsets in TB patients. They found that there was a significant increase of naive CD8+ cells and a decrease in effector CD8+ cells to values near the baseline. They concluded that interrupting ART alters CD8+, but not CD4+ subsets in patients with less advanced HIV infection and TB.


Abnormalities of the external genitalia and groin are common in Nigeria affecting over a third of boys in primary school.20 This report is followed by Odiit’s letter on childhood kidney diseases in Uganda,21 and a South African report on childhood idiopathic nephrotic syndrome.22




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