Search for dissertations about: "public health and hiv aids"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 28 swedish dissertations containing the words public health and hiv aids.

  1. 1. A world on the move : challenges and opportunities for hiv/aids and tuberculosis care and prevention among vulnerable migrant populations in Sweden

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå Universitet

    Author : Faustine Nkulu Kalengayi; Umeå universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; HIV AIDS; Tuberculosis; Caregivers caregiving; Culture cultural competence; Discrimination; Diversity; Immigrants Migrants; Interpretive description; Language linguistics; Interpreters; Thematic analysis; Screening; Sweden; Public health; folkhälsa;

    Abstract : Background: Migration is a global phenomenon that characterize today’s globalized world. Although, the relationship between migration and health in the host countries is not always negative, many countries, including Sweden are concerned about possible spread of infectious diseases of public health significance such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB). READ MORE

  2. 2. Averting HIV and AIDS epidemic in Nicaragua : Studies of prevalence, knowledge, attitudes, and behavior

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : William J. Ugarte Guevara; Uppsala universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; HIV-related knowledge; vulnerability; risk behaviors; stigma; discrimination; men who have sex with men; gender; sexuality; Nicaragua; Medicinsk vetenskap; Medical Science; Social Medicine; Socialmedicin;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to obtain an understanding of the dynamics of the HIV epidemic by estimating prevalence and exploring the relationship between HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, behavior, and HIV status in Nicaragua. Structured questionnaires were administered to adults from a health and demographic surveillance system in León, Nicaragua (Papers I–III). READ MORE

  3. 3. Between love and fear - determinants of sexual behavior among Ugandan university students

    University dissertation from Social Medicine and Global Health

    Author : Anette Agardh; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2010]
    Keywords : youth; HIV AIDS; university students; sexual coercion; religion; Uganda; sexual behavior; sexual health; mental health; social capital; MEDICIN; MEDICINE;

    Abstract : Background: More than half of all new HIV infections in sub-Saharan African countries, including Uganda, occur among young people between the ages of 15 and 24, the most sexually active period of their lives. Understanding the contextual determinants of sexual behavior in this group is crucial in combating the pandemic. READ MORE

  4. 4. Cognitive Deficits and HIV Associated Psychotic Disorders in Uganda

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Public Health Sciences

    Author : Noeline Nakasujja; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2011]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; HIV AIDS;

    Abstract : Introduction: HIV infection is known to cause neuro-psychiatric disturbances whose prevalence ranges between 74-83%. The prevalence of HIV in patients with psychosis has been found at 18%. Cognitive dysfunction occurs in 37% of HIV individuals with advanced HIV/AIDS even after the initiation of antiretroviral therapy. READ MORE

  5. 5. Antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected persons in Northeastern Vietnam : Impact of peer support on virologic failure and mortality in a cluster randomized controlled trial

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Public Health Sciences

    Author : Cuong Do Duy; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2012]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; HIV;

    Abstract : Background: Wide access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) has substantially improved the prognosis of patients living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV). However, in resource-limited countries, sustaining ART programs to prevent drug resistance and treatment failure and to maximize the existing human resources is still challenging. READ MORE