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A protocol and recommendations for the screening and management of Cytomegalovirus Retinitis in people living with HIV/AIDS in Southeast Asia

Fitzpatrick, Julia (2015) A protocol and recommendations for the screening and management of Cytomegalovirus Retinitis in people living with HIV/AIDS in Southeast Asia. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

The purpose of this essay is to explore income tiered protocols for the prevention, treatment, and management of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in key resource-constrained countries of Southeast Asia. The early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of CMV retinitis in these regions are of public health importance, as CMV retinitis is a leading cause of vision loss and permanent blindness among PLWHA. A thorough review of the literature was conducted in PubMed and Google Web to investigate CMV disease, CMV retinitis, seroprevalence of CMV, and available information related to the screening and management of CMV retinitis in key PEPFAR countries of Southeast Asia. The information gathered from the literature review was analyzed and income-level protocols were developed that included the assessments to be performed, screening sites, clinicians, supplies/medications, exam frequency, and evaluation tools. Local, regional, country, and international recommendations were provided to address the need to scale-up awareness, policies, supplies, and funding for CMV retinitis in vulnerable populations in Southeast Asia.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Fitzpatrick, Julia
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairFrank, Lindafrankie@pitt.eduFRANKIEUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberChen, Yuecheny@pitt.eduCHENYUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberMcMahon, Deborahmcmahond@pitt.eduMCMAHONDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 2015
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2015 14:52
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 14:00
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/25121

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