Current estimates of and future projections for adult deaths attributed to HIV infection in Zimbabwe
HIV infection has caused a tremendous increase in adult mortality in Zimbabwe. Researchers compared census data in 1992 and estimated mortality rates from 1995-2000. More than half of all adult deaths in 1995 were due to HIV, and 66-73% of deaths may be due to HIV by 2000. Even if no new HIV infections developed after 1995, more than 60% of adult deaths in Zimbabwe in 2000 would be caused by HIV infection. Efforts to lower the mortality rate, projected to nearly triple from 1987 to 2000, must focus on the prevention of new HIV infections.
Publication Name: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology
An indicator cell assay for T-cell tropic, macrophage-tropic, and primary isolates of HIV-1 based on green fluorescent protein
An assay based on a green fluorescent protein (GFP) may be useful in detecting HIV in blood samples. When this assay was tested in a cell line infected with HIV, there were no false positive signals and the infected cells could be counted in a fluorescence-activated cell sorter.
Publication Name: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (1999)
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