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Analysis of the History and Spread of HIV-1 in Uganda using Phylodynamics.
Yebra, G., M. Ragonnet-Cronin, D. Ssemwanga, C. M. Parry, C. H. Logue, P. A. Cane, P. Kaleebu and A. J. Leigh-Brown (2015).
[HIV related publications by consortium members]

HIV prevalence has decreased in Uganda since the 1990s, but remains substantial within high-risk groups. Here, we reconstruct the history and spread of HIV subtypes A1 and D in Uganda and explore the transmission dynamics in...

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A qualitative study of discourses on heterosexual anal sexual practice among key, and general populations in Tanzania: implications for HIV prevention
Wamoyi, J., A. Mongi, M. Sally, D. Kakoko, D. Shamba, E. Geubbels and S. Kapiga (2015)
[HIV related publications by consortium members]

The risk of contracting HIV through heterosexual anal sex (HAS) is significantly higher than from vaginal intercourse. Little has been done to understand the discourses around HAS and terms people use to describe the practic...

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Schistosoma mansoni and HIV acquisition in fishing communities of Lake Victoria, Uganda: a nested case-control study
Ssetaala, A., J. Nakiyingi-Miiro, G. Asiki, N. Kyakuwa, J. Mpendo, G. J. Van Dam, P. L. Corstjens, P. Pala, L. Nielsen, J. Bont, G. Pantaleo, N. Kiwanuka, P. Kaleebu, A. Kamali and A. M. Elliott (2015).
[HIV related publications by consortium members]

It has been suggested that Schistosoma mansoni, which is endemic in African fishing communities, might increase susceptibility to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquisition. If confirmed, this would be of great public he...

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Schistosoma mansoni and HIV infection in a Ugandan population with high HIV and helminth prevalence
Sanya, R. E., L. Muhangi, M. Nampijja, V. Nannozi, P. K. Nakawungu, E. Abayo, E. L. Webb and A. M. Elliott (2015).
[HIV related publications by consortium members]

Recent reports suggest that Schistosoma infection may increase the risk of acquiring human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We used data from a large cross-sectional study to investigate whether Schistosoma mansoni infection is...

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The Lake Victoria Island Intervention Study on Worms and Allergy-related diseases (LaVIISWA): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Nampijja, M., E. L. Webb, J. Kaweesa, R. Kizindo, M. Namutebi, E. Nakazibwe, G. Oduru, P. Kabuubi, J. Kabagenyi, D. Kizito, L. Muhangi, M. Akello, J. J. Verweij, B. Nerima, E. Tukahebwa and A. M. Elliott (2015).
[HIV related publications by consortium members]

The Hygiene Hypothesis proposes that infection exposure protects against inflammatory conditions. Helminths possess allergen-like molecules and may specifically modulate allergy-related immunological pathways to inhibit resp...

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Periportal fibrosis, liver and spleen sizes among S. mansoni mono or co-infected individuals with human immunodeficiency virus-1 in fishing villages along Lake Victoria shores, North-Western, Tanzania
Mazigo, H. D., D. W. Dunne, D. Morona, T. E. Lutufyo, S. M. Kinung'hi, G. Kaatano and F. Nuwaha (2015).
[Uncategorised]

The pathogenesis of S. mansoni infection involves chronic inflammatory responses to parasite eggs which can be associated with a characteristic periportal fibrosis (PPF) and the progression to severe hepatosplenic disease. T...

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Creating an African HIV clinical research and prevention trials network: HIV prevalence, incidence and transmission. PLoS One
Kamali, A., M. A. Price, S. Lakhi, E. Karita, M. Inambao, E. J. Sanders, O. Anzala, M. H. Latka, L. G. Bekker, P. Kaleebu, G. Asiki, A. Ssetaala, E. Ruzagira, S. Allen, P. Farmer, E. Hunter, G. Mutua, H. Makkan, A. Tichacek, I. K. Brill, P. Fast, G. Stevens, P. Chetty, P. N. Amornkul and J. Gilmour (2015).
[HIV related publications by consortium members]

HIV epidemiology informs prevention trial design and program planning. Nine clinical research centers (CRC) in sub-Saharan Africa conducted HIV observational epidemiology studies in populations at risk for HIV infection as p...

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Sex differences in perceived risk and testing experience of HIV in an urban fishing setting in Ghana.
Yawson, A. E., L. K. Appiah, A. O. Yawson, G. Bonsu, S. Aluze-Ele, N. A. Owusu Amanhyia, M. Lartey, A. A. Adjei, A. L. Lawson, C. Beckwith, A. Kwara and T. Flanigan (2014).
[Health and HIV in other fishing communities (non Lake Victoria)]

Understanding sex differences in willingness to test and testing experience could aid the design of focus interventions to enhance uptake and engagement with care, treatment and support services. This study determined differ...

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Concentrated HIV subepidemics in generalized epidemic settings. Curr Opin HIV AIDS 9(2): 115-125.
Tanser, F., T. de Oliveira, M. Maheu-Giroux and T. Barnighausen (2014).
[Other HIV-related publications]

A relatively neglected topic to date has been the occurrence of concentrated epidemics within generalized epidemic settings and the potential role of targeted interventions in such settings. We review recent studies in high-...

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Co-infection with Schistosoma mansoni and Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) among residents of fishing villages of north-western Tanzania. Parasit Vectors 7: 587.
Mazigo, H. D., D. W. Dunne, S. Wilson, S. M. Kinung'hi, A. Pinot de Moira, F. M. Jones, D. Morona and F. Nuwaha (2014).
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

Co-infection with S. mansoni and Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) has been described in sub-Saharan Africa. However, few community-based studies have been conducted to assess the association between the two diseases. T...

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Praziquantel efficacy against Schistosoma mansoni among HIV-1 infected and uninfected adults living in fishing villages along Lake Victoria, Northwest Tanzania. Infect Dis Poverty 3(1): 47.
Mazigo, H. D., D. W. Dunne, S. M. Kinung'hi and F. Nuwaha (2014).
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

Animal studies have demonstrated that functional immune responses, as determined by the levels of CD4(+) cell counts and anti-schistosome antibodies responses, determine the efficacy of praziquantel. Based on this evidence, ...

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Predictors of extra-marital partnerships among women married to fishermen along Lake Victoria in Kisumu County, Kenya. PLoS One 9(4): e95298.
Kwena, Z., I. Mwanzo, C. Shisanya, C. Camlin, J. Turan, L. Achiro and E. Bukusi (2014).
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

The vulnerability of women to HIV infection makes establishing predictors of women's involvement in extra-marital partnerships critical. We investigated the predictors of extra-marital partnerships among women married to fis...

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High incidence of HIV-1 infection in a general population of fishing communities around Lake Victoria, Uganda. PLoS One 9(5): e94932
Kiwanuka, N., A. Ssetaala, A. Nalutaaya, J. Mpendo, M. Wambuzi, A. Nanvubya, S. Sigirenda, P. K. Kitandwe, L. E. Nielsen, A. Balyegisawa, P. Kaleebu, J. Nalusiba and N. K. Sewankambo (2014).
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

High HIV-1 incidence rates were reported among persons in fisherfolk communities (FFC) in Uganda who were selected for high risk behaviour. We assessed the incidence of HIV-1 and associated risk factors in a general populati...

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An assessment of fishing communities around Lake Victoria, Uganda, as potential populations for future HIV vaccine efficacy studies: an observational cohort study. BMC Public Health 14: 986.
Kiwanuka, N., J. Mpendo, A. Nalutaaya, M. Wambuzi, A. Nanvubya, P. K. Kitandwe, E. Muyanja, J. Ssempiira, A. Balyegisawa and A. Ssetaala (2014).
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

An effective HIV vaccine is still elusive. Of the 9 HIV preventive vaccine efficacy trials conducted to-date, only one reported positive results of modest efficacy. More efficacy trials need to be conducted before one or mor...

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Community perceptions, attitude, practices and treatment seeking behaviour for schistosomiasis in L. Victoria islands in Uganda. BMC Res Notes 7: 900.
Kabatereine, N., F. Fleming, W. Thuo, B. Tinkitina, E. M. Tukahebwa and A. Fenwick (2014).
[Uncategorised]

Over 200,000 people, most of them infected with Schistosoma mansoni inhabit 150 islands in Lake Victoria in Uganda. Although a programme to control the disease has been ongoing since 2003, its implementation in islands is in...

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Making a livelihood at the fish-landing site: exploring the pursuit of economic independence amongst Ugandan women. J East Afr Stud 7(4): 751-765.
Pearson, G., C. Barratt, J. Seeley, A. Ssetaala, G. Nabbagala and G. Asiki (2013).
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

Qualitative life history data were used to explore the experiences of women who live at five fish-landing sites on Lake Victoria, Uganda. We explored what economic and social opportunities women have in order to try to under...

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HIV Infection in Fishing Communities of Lake Victoria Basin of Uganda - A Cross-Sectional Sero-Behavioral Survey
Opio, A., M. Muyonga and N. Mulumba (2013)
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

Uganda's first AIDS case was reported in a fishing village. Thereafter, due to varying risk factors, the epidemic spread heterogeneously to all regions, with some populations more affected. Given the recent rising trends in ...

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Short-term mobility and the risk of HIV infection among married couples in the fishing communities along Lake Victoria, Kenya. PLoS One 8(1): e54523.
Kwena, Z. A., C. S. Camlin, C. A. Shisanya, I. Mwanzo and E. A. Bukusi (2013).
[Uncategorised]

Mobility has long been associated with high HIV prevalence. We sought to assess sex differences in the relationship between mobility and risk for HIV infection among married couples in the fishing communities. ...

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Jaboya vs. jakambi: Status, negotiation, and HIV risks among female migrants in the "sex for fish economy in Nyanza Province, Kenya. AIDS Educ Prev 25(3): 216-231.
Camlin, C. S., Z. A. Kwena and S. L. Dworkin (2013).
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

In Nyanza Province, Kenya, HIV incidence is highest (26.2%) in the beach communities along Lake Victoria. Prior research documented high mobility and HIV risks among fishermen; mobility patterns and HIV risks faced by women ...

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Willingness to participate in HIV vaccine efficacy trials among high risk men and women from fishing communities along Lake Victoria in Uganda
Asiki, G., A. Abaasa, E. Ruzagira, F. Kibengo, U. Bahemuka, J. Mulondo, J. Seeley, L. G. Bekker, S. Delany, P. Kaleebu and A. Kamali (2013).
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

HIV vaccine efficacy trials conducted in suitable populations are anticipated in sub-Saharan Africa. We assessed the willingness to participate in future vaccine trials among individuals from fishing communities along Lake V...

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Alcohol consumption and risky sexual behaviour in the fishing communities: evidence from two fish landing sites on Lake Victoria in Uganda
Tumwesigye, N. M., L. Atuyambe, R. K. Wanyenze, S. P. Kibira, Q. Li, F. Wabwire-Mangen and G. Wagner (2012).
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

The fishing communities are among population groups that are most at risk of HIV infection, with some studies putting the HIV prevalence at 5 to 10 times higher than in the general population. Alcohol consumption has been id...

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High prevalence of schistosomiasis in Mbita and its adjacent islands of Lake Victoria, western Kenya. Parasit Vectors 5: 278.
Odiere, M. R., F. O. Rawago, M. Ombok, W. E. Secor, D. M. Karanja, P. N. Mwinzi, P. J. Lammie and K. Won (2012)
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

Intestinal schistosomiasis continues to be a significant cause of morbidity among communities located around Lake Victoria and on its islands. Although epidemiological surveys have been conducted in other areas bordering the...

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Profile: the KEMRI/CDC Health and Demographic Surveillance System--Western Kenya. Int J Epidemiol 41(4): 977-987.
Odhiambo, F. O., K. F. Laserson, M. Sewe, M. J. Hamel, D. R. Feikin, K. Adazu, S. Ogwang, D. Obor, N. Amek, N. Bayoh, M. Ombok, K. Lindblade, M. Desai, F. ter Kuile, P. Phillips-Howard, A. M. van Eijk, D. Rosen, A. Hightower, P. Ofware, H. Muttai, B. Nahlen, K. DeCock, L. Slutsker, R. F. Breiman and J. M. Vulule (2012)
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

The KEMRI/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) is located in Rarieda, Siaya and Gem Districts (Siaya County), lying northeast of Lake Victoria in Nyanza Province,...

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Social determinants, lived experiences, and consequences of household food insecurity among persons living with HIV/AIDS on the shore of Lake Victoria, Kenya. AIDS Care 24(6): 728-736.
Nagata, J. M., R. O. Magerenge, S. L. Young, J. O. Oguta, S. D. Weiser and C. R. Cohen (2012).
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

Food insecurity is a considerable challenge in sub-Saharan Africa, disproportionately affecting persons living with HIV/AIDS. This study investigates the lived experience, determinants, and consequences of food insecurity an...

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Malaria vectors in Lake Victoria and adjacent habitats in western Kenya. PLoS One 7(3): e32725.
Minakawa, N., G. O. Dida, G. O. Sonye, K. Futami and S. M. Njenga (2012).
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

The prevalence of malaria among the residents of the Lake Victoria basin remains high. The environment associated with the lake may maintain a high number of malaria vectors. Lake habitats including water hyacinths have been...

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Transactional sex and HIV: understanding the gendered structural drivers of HIV in fishing communities in Southern Malawi. J Int AIDS Soc 15 Suppl 1: 1-9
MacPherson, E. E., J. Sadalaki, M. Njoloma, V. Nyongopa, L. Nkhwazi, V. Mwapasa, D. G. Lalloo, N. Desmond, J. Seeley and S. Theobald (2012).
[Uncategorised]

In Southern Malawi, the fishing industry is highly gendered, with men carrying out the fishing and women processing, drying and selling the fish. Research has shown that individuals living in fishing communities in low-inco...

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Association of Schistosomiasis and HIV infection in Tanzania. Am J Trop Med Hyg 87(5): 868-873.
Downs, J. A., G. J. van Dam, J. M. Changalucha, P. L. Corstjens, R. N. Peck, C. J. de Dood, H. Bang, A. Andreasen, S. E. Kalluvya, L. van Lieshout, W. D. Johnson, Jr. and D. W. Fitzgerald (2012).
[Uncategorised]

Animal and human studies suggest that Schistosoma mansoni infection may increase risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquisition. Therefore, we tested 345 reproductive age women in rural Tanzanian villages near Lake V...

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Confirmed local endemicity and putative high transmission of Schistosoma mansoni in the Sesse Islands, Lake Victoria, Uganda
Standley, C. J., M. Adriko, F. Besigye, N. B. Kabatereine and R. J. Stothard (2011).
[Uncategorised]

The Sesse Islands, in the Ugandan portion of Lake Victoria, have long been considered a low transmission zone for intestinal schistosomiasis. Based on observations of high prevalence of Schistosoma mansoni infection in the n...

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Half plate of rice to a male casual sexual partner, full plate belongs to the husband. findings from a qualitative study on sexual behaviour in relation to HIV and AIDS in northern Tanzania. BMC Public Health 11: 957.
Mwanga, J. R., G. Mshana, G. Kaatano and J. Changalucha (2011)
[Health and HIV in other fishing communities (non Lake Victoria)]

A thorough understanding of the contexts of sexual behaviour of the people who are vulnerable to HIV infection is an important component in the battle against AIDS epidemic. We conducted a qualitative study to investigate pe...

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Fishing in dangerous waters: Ecology, gender and economy in HIV risk. Soc Sci Med 72(2): 149-156.
Mojola, S. A. (2011).
[Uncategorised]

This paper focuses on a neglected factor in literature on the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa: the role of the eco-social environment in shaping HIV risk. I argue that the changing ecological environment of Lake Victoria,...

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Integrated prevalence mapping of schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis and malaria in lakeside and island communities in Lake Victoria, Uganda
Kabatereine, N. B., C. J. Standley, J. C. Sousa-Figueiredo, F. M. Fleming, J. R. Stothard, A. Talisuna and A. Fenwick (2011)
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

It is widely advocated that integrated strategies for the control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are cost-effective in comparison to vertical disease-specific programmes. A prerequisite for implementation of control i...

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Urogenital schistosomiasis in women of reproductive age in Tanzania's Lake Victoria region. Am J Trop Med Hyg 84(3): 364-369
Downs, J. A., C. Mguta, G. M. Kaatano, K. B. Mitchell, H. Bang, H. Simplice, S. E. Kalluvya, J. M. Changalucha, W. D. Johnson, Jr. and D. W. Fitzgerald (2011).
[Uncategorised]

We conducted a community-based study of 457 women aged 18-50 years living in eight rural villages in northwest Tanzania. The prevalence of female urogenital schistosomiasis (FUS) was 5% overall but ranged from 0% to 11%. FUS...

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Performance of circulating cathodic antigen (CCA) urine-dipsticks for rapid detection of intestinal schistosomiasis in schoolchildren from shoreline communities of Lake Victoria." Parasit Vectors 3(1): 7.
Standley, C., N. Lwambo, C. Lange, H. Kariuki, M. Adriko and J. Stothard (2010).
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

For disease surveillance and mapping within large-scale control programmes, RDTs are becoming popular. For intestinal schistosomiasis, a commercially available urine-dipstick which detects schistosome circulating cathodic an...

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Sleeping arrangement and house structure affect bed net use in villages along Lake Victoria. Malar J 9: 176.
Iwashita, H., G. Dida, K. Futami, G. Sonye, S. Kaneko, M. Horio, H. Kawada, Y. Maekawa, Y. Aoki and N. Minakawa (2010).
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

Although insecticide-treated bed nets are effective tools, use often does not follow ownership. House structure and space arrangements may make the attempt to use bed nets difficult, especially for school age children. The o...

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Risk factors for helminth, malaria, and HIV infection in pregnancy in Entebbe, Uganda." PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3(6): e473.
Woodburn, P. W., L. Muhangi, S. Hillier, J. Ndibazza, P. B. Namujju, M. Kizza, C. Ameke, N. E. Omoding, M. Booth and A. M. Elliott (2009)
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

Infections during pregnancy may have serious consequences for both mother and baby. Assessment of risk factors for infections informs planning of interventions and analysis of the impact of infections on health outcomes....

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The risks of malaria infection in Kenya in 2009. BMC Infect Dis 9: 180.
Noor, A. M., P. W. Gething, V. A. Alegana, A. P. Patil, S. I. Hay, E. Muchiri, E. Juma and R. W. Snow (2009)
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

To design an effective strategy for the control of malaria requires a map of infection and disease risks to select appropriate suites of interventions. Advances in model based geo-statistics and malaria parasite prevalence d...

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In vitro antiplasmodial activity and toxicity assessment of plant extracts used in traditional malaria therapy in the Lake Victoria Region. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 104(5): 689-694.
Ayuko, T. A., R. N. Njau, W. Cornelius, N. Leah and I. O. Ndiege (2009
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

As part of our program screening the flora of the Lake Victoria Region, a total of 54 organic extracts from seven plant families (8 species) were individually tested for antiplasmodial activity against chloroquine-sensitive ...

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Interactions between natural populations of human and rodent schistosomes in the Lake Victoria region of Kenya: a molecular epidemiological approach. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2(4): e222.
Steinauer, M. L., I. N. Mwangi, G. M. Maina, J. M. Kinuthia, M. W. Mutuku, E. L. Agola, B. Mungai, G. M. Mkoji and E. S. Loker (2008).
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

Schistosoma mansoni exists in a complex environmental milieu that may select for significant evolutionary changes in this species. In Kenya, the sympatric distribution of S. mansoni with S. rodhaini potentially influences th...

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An assessment of vulnerability to HIV infection of boatmen in Teknaf, Bangladesh. Confl Health 2: 5.
Gazi, R., A. Mercer, T. Wansom, H. Kabir, N. C. Saha and T. Azim (2008)
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

Mobile population groups are at high risk for contracting HIV infection. Many factors contribute to this risk including high prevalence of risky behavior and increased risk of violence due to conflict and war. The Naf River ...

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Fisherfolk are among groups most at risk of HIV: cross-country analysis of prevalence and numbers infected. AIDS 19(17): 1939-1946.
Kissling, E., E. H. Allison, J. A. Seeley, S. Russell, M. Bachmann, S. D. Musgrave and S. Heck (2005).
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Epidemiology of sporadic bloody diarrhea in rural Western Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg 68(6): 671-677.
Brooks, J. T., R. L. Shapiro, L. Kumar, J. G. Wells, P. A. Phillips-Howard, Y. P. Shi, J. M. Vulule, R. M. Hoekstra, E. Mintz and L. Slutsker (2003).
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

We conducted laboratory-based surveillance and a case-control study to characterize the epidemiology of bloody diarrhea in rural Western Kenya. From May 1997 through April 2001, we collected stool from 451 persons with blood...

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Influence of host and larval habitat distribution on the abundance of African malaria vectors in western Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg 67(1): 32-38
Minakawa, N., P. Seda and G. Yan (2002).
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

The abundance of anopheline mosquitoes varies substantially among houses within the same villages. Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto is highly anthropophilic, and Anopheles arabiensis is zoophilic; thus, it is often hypothesiz...

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STD/HIV intervention and research programme Mwanza Region, NW Tanzania. Sex Transm Infect 78 Suppl 1: i91-96.
Changalucha, J., A. Gavyole, H. Grosskurth, R. Hayes and D. Mabey (2002).
[Health and HIV in Lake Victoria Fishing Communities]

The social determinants and epidemiology of sexually transmitted disease (STD) were studied in rural communities in Mwanza Region, Tanzania, in the context of the phase specific model of STD transmission. The prevalence of H...

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