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How HIV Can Infect Macrophages
Even macrophages arenâ€™t safe from HIV.
Social Media Helps Track HIV Transmission Rates
Social media can identify behavioral trends and attitudes relevant to the risk of infection with HIV.
Conflicts of Interest Persist in Hepatitis C Treatment Guidelines
Conflicts of interest among committee members who set hepatitis C treatment guidelines may influence decision-making.
HIV Screening Among Mentally Ill Remains a Problem
Risky sexual behavior increases the rate of HIV transmission among at-risk populations.
Solving the Puzzle of AIDS-Related Dementia
Dementia is one of the most prevalent complications among patients with late-stage HIV.
Understanding HIV Transmission Rates
Unprotected sexual exposure to HIV does not necessarily lead to infection.
How Does HIV Infection Impact Pregnancy Outcomes?
Benefits of ART for maternal health and prevention of perinatal transmission outweigh risks in mothers with HIV.
HIV Prevention Guidelines in Question
HIV treatment guidelines typically do not address specific characteristics for gay, bisexual, and men who have sex with men.
Epilepsy Risk Elevated in Children of Mother's With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Children exposed to rheumatoid arthritis in utero saw elevated early and late childhood epilepsy risk.
Treatment Duration Impacts Hepatitis C Genotype 2 Outcomes
Study seeks the optimal drug combination for patients with HCV genotype 2 and cirrhosis.
Multiple Sclerosis Drug Reduces Clinical Disability
Ocrelizumab achieves primary endpoints treating primary progressive multiple sclerosis.
How Technology Can Overcome HIV Treatment Resistance
Lack of adherence to HIV medications can create resistance since the virus mutates quickly.
Sofosbuvir/ribavirin treatment is typically prescribed for 12 weeks, but for some patients with hepatitis C virus, a longer duration may be needed.
Smoking Exacerbates Death Risk in HIV
Cigarettes can be a bigger contributor to death in HIV patients than the virus itself.
Hepatitis C Rapid Diagnostic Test Could Improve Diagnosis Rates
Majority of people with chronic hepatitis C are unaware of the infection.
Prescription Drug Misuse Linked to Employment Status
Demographics and characteristics can raise red flags about the likelihood to abuse prescription drugs.
HIV Added to Carcinogen List
Link between HIV and cancer established in new report.
New Initiatives Target Spread of HIV
Around 14 million people have HIV worldwide â€“ yet an estimated 40% donâ€™t know theyâ€™re infected.
Hepatitis C Genotype Prevalence Varies Worldwide
Different hepatitis C genotypes are more prominent in certain areas than others.
What Causes Vulnerability to HIV in African Americans?
African Americans have the most severe burden of HIV in the United States.
USB Improves HIV Detection
Researchers develop a USB device that can detect HIV with 95% accuracy.
Viral Suppression Over Prevention in HIV Treatment
Researchers examine strategies to control the spread of HIV.
Placebo Treatment Effective for Chronic Back Pain
Many studies compare a pain drug to a placebo in order to identify potential analgesic effects. However, typically these studies are blinded " meaning that patients don't know if they are taking the real medication or not.
A placebo added to pain medication for chronic lower back pain shows surprising results.
Evaluating the HIV-Tuberculosis Link
HIV compromises the immune system, making patients more susceptible to tuberculosis.
Use of Hormone Therapy in Older Women Questioned
Research questions whether age should dictate if a woman receives hormone therapy.
Curing Hepatitis C Reduces Portal Vein Hypertension
Hepatitis C causes inflexible scar tissue to form in the liver.
Antivirals Eliminate Hepatitis C, But Not Liver Cancer Risk
Direct-acting antivirals can cure hepatitis C in most patients, but the drugs donâ€™t eliminate complications, such as cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Hepatitis C Drug Regimen Simplifies Treatment
Viekira XR consists of three oral tablets taken once a day.
Methods to Ensure Hepatitis C Screening in Baby Boomers
Hepatitis C testing is often skipped during baby boomer physician office visits.
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