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Successful Introduction of Routine Opt-Out HIV Testing
(Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. http://journals.lww.com/jaids/pages/default.aspx, 2007)
Botswana has high HIV prevalence among pregnant women (37.4% in 2003) and provides free services for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. Nearly all pregnant women (.95%) have antenatal care (ANC) ...
The occurences of chest pains and frequent coughing among residents living within the Selibe-Phikwe Ni-Cu mine area, Botswana
(AJOL http://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajhs/article/view/30799/23130, 2005)
This study aimed at establishing occurrences of chest pains and frequent coughing among different classes of residents within Selibe Phikwe, Botswana where there are on going nickel-copper mining and smelting activities. ...
Characteristics, threats and opportuinities of landfill scavenging: the case of Gaborone, Botswana
(Springer, www.springerlink.com/index/52P6472307264K5M.pdf, 2006)
In Gaborone, as in other large cities in the developing world, individuals try to make a living by engaging in novel occupations such as landfill scavenging. This paper reports on a research conducted in the Gaborone ...
The bacterium that could cause cancer
(The Lancet. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/issue/current, 2009)
Biopsy specimens were taken from intact areas of antral mucosa in 100 consenting consecutive patients presenting for gastroscopy at the Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia. Spiral or curved bacilli were found in biopsy ...
Symptom Burden of Fatigue in Men and Women Living With HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa
(Elsevier; http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/704632/description#description; Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. http://www.nursesinaidscare.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3277, 2007)
HIV-related fatigue is a debilitating and disabling symptom that persists for months and years. In 743 HIV/AIDS patients from Southern Africa, the authors found ratings of HIV-related fatigue to be highly prevalent. The ...
Beliefs about the causes of cervical cancer in Botswana: implications for nursing
(International Council of Nurses. http://www.ovid.com/site/catalog/Journal/968.jsp, 2009-12)
Background: Cervical cancer is the most common cause of cancer mortality and morbidity for women in Botswana. Yet, little is known about what women believe to be the causes of the disease. Aim: This paper presents data on ...
Factors that influence the spread of HIV/AIDS among students of the University of Botswana
(Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/704632/description#description, 2005)
The results discussed in this report are part of a larger study conducted among the students of the University of Botswana regarding their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to HIV/AIDS. The study triangulated ...
HIV/AIDS education, prevention and control course (BNS101): the way forward
(Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/704632/description#description, 2007)
Botswana currently has one of the highest HIVpositive prevalence rates in the world. University students are an important group seriously affected by this pandemic. They represent one of the country’s richest resources ...
Proliferation of new health cadres: a response to acute shortage of nurses and midwives by sub-Saharan African governments
(Elsevier Ltd. www.elsevier.com/ijns, 2009)
Health worker opionion/perception of health services provided to patients in Selibe Phikwe Ni-Cu mine area, Botswana
(African Forum of Health Sciences http://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajhs/article/view/30803/23134, 2005)
This study determines the prevalence of types of sicknesses and diseases affecting patients vising health service facilities and the available health services within the Selebi Phikwe Ni-Cu area, Botswana.Through the ...