n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Genital ulceration and fistulation and HIV infection : review article

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



Extracted from text ... Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum ? May 2006 49 REVIEW O&G Forum 2006;16:49-52 Introduction An association between sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV infection has been established. STIs are not only a marker of sexual activity but may enhance HIV transmission. Therefore HIV prevention policies have adopted STI management and surveillance as an essential component of prevention programs.1 Immune cell activation is important in the life cycle and pathogenesis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 (HIV-1) infection in humans. Activation of mononuclear leukocytes, the principal target of HIV infection, promotes virus entry, provirus integration into the host cell DNA, ..

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