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Cost - effectiveness of integrating methadone maintenance with antiretroviral treatment in injection-driven HIV epidemicsDownload
In the household survey, Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQL) of patients on antiretroviral treatment (ART) was profoundly reduced and significantly lower among drug users (DUs) than that of non-DUs, especially in the psychological and social dimensions. Drug use is known to negatively affect...
Generation of a restriction minus enteropathogenic Escherichia coli E2348/69 strain that is efficiently transformed with large, low copy plasmidsDownload
Background Many microbes possess restriction-modification systems that protect them from parasitic DNA molecules. Unfortunately, the presence of a restriction-modification system in a given microbe also hampers genetic analysis. Although plasmids can be successfully conjugated into the...
Refocusing the focus on adherence to antiretroviral therapy using a community-based participatory research approachDownload
Adherence to antiretroviral therapy is critical to treatment success. Using an epidemiological and community-based participatory research approach, my thesis reports on two papers related to antiretroviral therapy success (and subsequent failure). My thesis also includes a third paper which...