Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Infectious Disease Infectious Disease en-us Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:09:12 UTC Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:09:12 UTC Should Schools Test Kids for HIV? School-based health services provide critical preventive care for adolescents, especially in poor and diverse communities. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:35:00 UTC New Drugs Health-System Pharmacists Should Know Here are new drugs for 2015 pharmacists can expect to handle. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 04:26:00 UTC New Hepatitis C Regimens Have Adherence Issues Advances in treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus have been breaking news in the last few years. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:00:00 UTC Ease of Early HIV Transmission Is Overestimated Commonly cited estimates on how easily newly infected patients transmit HIV may be vastly overstated. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:12:00 UTC Fear Factor Won't Sway Vaccine Skeptics Using scare tactics to sway vaccine skeptics' views tends to backfire, suggesting that pharmacists and other health care professionals should alter their approach to counseling these patients. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:40:00 UTC Could Claritin Cure Lyme Disease? An OTC allergy medication may be able to kill the bacteria behind Lyme disease, bringing researchers closer to developing the first targeted therapy for the debilitating infection. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:00:00 UTC On-the-Job HIV Infection Now Rare in US Health Care Workers Preventing exposures to blood and body fluids is critical to preventing occupationally acquired HIV. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:00:00 UTC Superbug Reports Spotlight Antimicrobial Stewardship Recent superbug exposure reported at a hospital in Los Angeles has shed light on the importance of antimicrobial stewardship. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 07:46:00 UTC "Superbug" Exposure Reported at UCLA Hospital More than 100 patients at a hospital in Los Angeles may have been exposed to a "superbug" that has been linked to at least 2 deaths at the facility. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 03:56:00 UTC "Holes in the Herd" Linked to Measles Spread The current measles outbreak across 14 US states indicates that too few individuals are being vaccinated to prevent infections, according to Jason Gallagher, a clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases at Temple University. Sat, 07 Feb 2015 06:00:00 UTC Researchers Identify How Hepatitis Leads to Liver Cancer A recent study has identified how chronic hepatitis infection can pave the way to liver cancer. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 04:18:00 UTC Vaccination Becomes Hot-Button Issue as Measles Outbreak Grows The recent California measles outbreak appears to have galvanized the public's attention in a way earlier outbreaks have not, putting the anti-vaccine movement on the defensive. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 06:37:00 UTC As Super Bowl Approaches, Arizona Grapples with Measles Outbreak Measles cases in Arizona and elsewhere could soar as football fans pour into the state for the Super Bowl. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:44:00 UTC Latest CDC Flu Stats Show Bad Influenza Season Flu activity continued to worsen throughout the United States in the final week of 2014. Fri, 09 Jan 2015 04:00:53 UTC Heroin Abuse Aggravates HIV Progression Even intermittent heroin abuse can worsen human immunodeficiency virus infections. Thu, 01 Jan 2015 02:00:16 UTC Pregnant Callers Commonly Ask Pharmacists About Psychiatric Medications Pregnant patients most often consult with pharmacists and other health care professionals on medications for psychiatric disorders and infectious diseases. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 05:00:22 UTC Pharmacists Optimize HIV Treatment in Ambulatory Care Settings The role of pharmacists in HIV care across ambulatory care settings is expanding. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:57:23 UTC CDC Approves New Ebola Treatment Centers While there are currently no active cases of Ebola virus infection in the United States, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that 35 hospitals across the country are now designated treatment centers for the virus. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 06:31:38 UTC Powdered Measles Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trial A powdered measles vaccine delivered by a puff of air triggered no adverse side effects during early human testing, and future clinical trials will likely establish its efficacy. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 06:53:01 UTC International Pharmaceutical Federation Mobilizes Ebola Response With a mission to help pharmacists throughout the world prevent the potential spread of the Ebola virus, the International Pharmaceutical Federation has launched a suite of resources to advise community pharmacists on the threat. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 03:50:55 UTC