On 25 September 1984, Daniel Defert wrote a letter to his friends proposing that they create a non-profit organization to address an emerging disease: AIDS. “In face of a medical crisis and a moral crisis, which is also an identity crisis, I propose that we create a space for reflection, solidarity and transformation,” he wrote. A few weeks later, the association AIDES (which means “help” in French) was founded. Its objective was to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic through community outreach, awareness campaigns and political lobbying. It remains the largest HIV/AIDS-related organization in France. Continue reading Une vie politique, Daniel Defert
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L’Afrique australe se remet à peine de l’épidémie de sida, grâce à une mobilisation transnationale sans précédent et à des financements massifs pour acheminer les antirétroviraux, qu’une épidémie de cancer prolifère dans le sillon du VIH. Comment rendre compte de ce drame oublié des politiques de santé en Afrique ?
Sicotte M, Ledoux M, Zunzunegui MV, Ag-Aboubacrine S, Nguyen V-K. Reliability of anthropometric measures in a longitudinal cohort of patients initiating ART in West Africa. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2011; 10:102. Continue reading Reliability of anthropometric measures in a longitudinal cohort of patients initiating ART in West Africa
Pirkle CM, Nguyen V-K, Ag Aboubacrine S, Cissé M, Zunzunegui MV. Socio-demographic correlates of late treatment initiation in a cohort of patients starting antiretroviral treatment in Mali, West Africa. AIDS Care. 2011; 23(11): 1425-1429.
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Haidara A, A Chamberland, M Sylla, SA Aboubacrine, M Cissé, HA Traoré, MY Maîga, A Tounkara, V-K Nguyen, C Tremblay. High level of primary drug resistance in Mali. HIV Medicine 2010; 11(6): 404-411. Continue reading High level of primary drug resistance in Mali
Pirkle C, C Boileau, V-K Nguyen, N Machouf, S Ag-Aboubacrine, PA Niamba, J Drabo, S Koala, C Tremblay, S Rashed. Impact of a modified directly administered antiretroviral treatment intervention on virological outcome in HIV-patients treated in Burkina Faso and Mali. HIV Medicine 200910(3): 152-156.
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Disclosure of HIV serostatus remains an important tool for the prevention of new infections and early initiation of treatment for HIV-positive individuals’ regular sexual partners. Continue reading Gender-Related Factors Influencing HIV Serostatus Disclosure in Patients Receiving HAART in West Africa
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A dramatic increase in the use of antiretroviral drugs in Africa has increased focus on adherence to treatment, which has so far been equivalent if not superior to that in northern contexts. The reasons for this exceptional adherence are poorly understood Continue reading Adherence as therapeutic citizenship: impact of the history of access to antiretroviral drugs on adherence to treatment
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Nguyen, VK, T Grennan, K Peschard, D Tan and I Tiendrébéogo. Antiretroviral use in Ouagadougou. AIDS 2003; 17(suppl 3) : S109-111.
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Nguyen, VK. Sida, ONG, et la politique du témoignage en Afrique de l’ouest. Anthropologie et sociétés. 2002 ; 26 (1): 69-87
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Brotherton, P. Sean, and Vinh-Kim Nguyen. “Revisiting Local Biology in the Era of Global Health.” Medical Anthropology 32, no. 4 (2013): 287–90. doi:10.1080/01459740.2013.791290. Continue reading Revisiting Local Biology in the Era of Global Health
Trottier, B, N Machouf, R Thomas, S Gallant, D Longpré, S Vézina, M Boissonnault, S Lavoie, D Legault, K Dion, V-K Nguyen. Abacavir/lamivudine fixed-dose combination with ritonavir-boosted darunavir: a safe and efficacious regimen for HIV therapy. HIV Clinical Trials 2012; 13(6): 335-342. Continue reading Abacavir/Lamivudine Fixed-Dose Combination With Ritonavir-Boosted Darunavir: A Safe and Efficacious Regimen for HIV Therapy
Nguyen, V.K., N. Bajos, F. Dubois-Arber, J. O’Malley, and C.M. Pirkle. “Remedicalizing an Epidemic: From HIV Treatment as Prevention to HIV Treatment Is Prevention.” AIDS 25, no. 3 (2011): 291.
B Trottier, V-K Nguyen, R Thomas, N Machouf, S Vezina, R O’Brien, S Lavoir, D Longpré, M Boissonault, L Charest. Sensitivity and specificity of rapid HIV testing in a community setting. Sexually Transmitted Infections 2011; 87 (Suppl 1), A288-A288. Continue reading Sensitivity and specificity of rapid HIV testing in a community setting