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This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> en-US (Asian Journal of Research in Infectious Diseases) (Asian Journal of Research in Infectious Diseases) Mon, 03 Feb 2020 06:59:23 +0000 OJS 60 Maternal Knowledge on Routine Childhood Immunization: A Community Based Cross-sectional Study in Rural Area of Mon State, Myanmar <p><strong>Aims: </strong>To determine the knowledge on routine childhood immunization and the factors associated with it among mothers in rural area of Mon State, Myanmar during 2017.</p> <p><strong>Study Design:</strong>&nbsp; A community based cross-sectional study.</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study:</strong> Rural area of Mon State, Myanmar, between June and August 2017.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> We included 302 mothers who had 18 to 23 months old children using multistage random sampling. Face-to-face interview was applied in data collection. Chi-square test and multivariate logistic regression analysis were utilized in data analysis.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> More than three fourths of mothers (76.2%) had good knowledge level on routine childhood immunization. There was a significant association between maternal knowledge and immunization status of their children (p&lt;0.001). Logistic regression showed that the husband’s occupation was significantly associated with maternal knowledge (p=0.02).</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> Majority of mothers have good knowledge on routine childhood immunization. However, health education campaign should be intensified to improve their knowledge level, especially among mothers whose husbands are blue-collar workers.</p> Aung Zaw Htike, San San Myint Aung, Win Myint Oo ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 03 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Assessment of Risk Behaviors for HIV Infection among Undergraduate Students at a Historically Black University <p><strong>Aims: </strong>This study aimed to assess and compare risk behaviors for HIV Infection among undergraduate students by gender at a historically black university.</p> <p><strong>Study Design:</strong> A cross-sectional survey.</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study:</strong> This study was conducted from January 10, 2016 to September 30, 2016. Participants were selected through convenience sampling among undergraduate students of Jackson State University (JSU).</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> Sample: We included 400 undergraduate students (141 males, 259 females; age range 18-57 years). Data were collected using a validated self-administered standardized questionnaire that was designed to measure their risk behaviors for HIV Infection.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> Over seventy five percent of undergraduate students in this study have had at least one risk behavior related to HIV infection transmission. The engagement of these students in HIV sexual risk behaviors were not varied by gender (Chi-square test = 2.76; P = 0.1). However, participants engaged in various risk behaviors related to HIV infection transmission such as multiple sexual partners, unprotected sexual intercourse, low and inconsistent condom use.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> We concluded that about 75.8% of the students have had at least one risk behavior related to HIV infection and engaged in various risk behaviors related to HIV infection transmission. The engagement of these students in HIV sexual risk behaviors were not varied by gender. This investigation calls for sustained effective youth appealing interventions tailored toward addressing various risk behaviors identified in this study.</p> Prince Onyekachi Andrew, Azad Bhuiyan, Jung Hye Sung, Anthony Mawson, Mohammad Shahbazi ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Commentary on Article: Efficacy of a Tetravalent Dengue Vaccine in Healthy Children and Adolescents (NEJM, Nov 21 2019) <p>In this Letter to the Editor, this author comments on the article in the NEJM (Nov 21 2019) in the above title on the TAK-003 Dengue vaccine Phase III trial from a point of comparing with the predecessor, the CYD-TDV, beside comparing the TAK-003 and Severe dengue, and the TAK-003 and hospitalizations. The author also queries why the vaccine must be a chimeric-vaccine, questions the sample-size in the Phase III trial and questions the Serious Adverse Events reported observed in the trial. He write on Antibody Directed Enhancement in a relation to the TAK-003. The author make Additional Observation and seek certain Explanation.</p> A. M. Meer Ahmad ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0000