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May 25, 2015

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May 25, 2015

Ledipasvir Plus Sofosbuvir: Hint of Added Benefit in Further Patient Group

May 22, 2015 — Documents subsequently submitted by the manufacturer show an advantage in sustained virologic response also for hepatitis C infection of genotype 1 with HIV coinfection without cirrhosis of the ... read more

Twitter 'Big Data' Could Provide Valuable Details About Transgender Individuals' Health and Social Needs

May 20, 2015 — Researchers and public health officials have looked for ways to better understand the health concerns of transgender populations, so social "big data" technologies like Twitter offer an ... read more

HIV Reservoirs Remain Obstacles to Cure

May 19, 2015 — Antiretroviral therapy has proven lifesaving for people infected with HIV; however, the medications are a lifelong necessity for most HIV-infected individuals and present practical, logistical, ... read more

Microclinics Help Keep Kenyan HIV Patients in Care

May 18, 2015 — The results of a new study have shown that microclinics cut in half the normal rate of disengagement from care, which was defined as missing a clinic appointment by 90 days or more, when compared to ... read more

The True Burden of Tuberculosis in Malaysian Prison

May 18, 2015 — Prisons are common settings for tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks, yet screening and prevention services can be extremely limited. As the spread of drug-resistant TB increases, understanding and monitoring ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Researchers studying a dangerous type of bacteria have discovered that the bacteria have the ability to block both their own growth and the growth of their antibiotic-resistant mutants. The discovery ... read more

Gender Difference in Vital Cell Count of HIV Patients

May 12, 2015 — Male HIV patients in rural South Africa reach the low immunity levels required to become eligible for antiretroviral treatment in less than half the time it takes for immunity levels to drop to ... read more

Patients With AIDS at Increased Risk of Developing Age-Related Macular Degeneration

May 4, 2015 — Patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome have a four-fold increase in their risk of developing intermediate-stage age-related macular degeneration compared to people of the same age who are ... read more

May 7, 2015 — New paper and flexible polymer substrates were combined with special sensing devices for rapid and accurate detection of HIV and other pathogens for point-of-care medicine in remote areas, where ... read more

Hepatitis C Common Among HIV-Positive Patients in Sub-Saharan Africa

May 6, 2015 — A new study has found high levels of infection with hepatitis C across Africa, particularly in people infected with HIV. In the largest study of its kind, researchers collated data on over 1.1 ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Researchers reveal how a Rab protein that controls intracellular trafficking supports HIV-1 assembly by promoting high levels of an important membrane lipid. The researchers believe that these ... read more

Are Scare Tactics Off the Table for Public Health Campaigns Targeting HIV?

May 4, 2015 — Over the last 10 years, public health campaigns in New York City around smoking, obesity, and HIV underwent a dramatic shift to use fear and disgust to spur behavior change, sometimes with the ... read more

Researchers 'Un-Can' the HIV Virus

May 4, 2015 — If the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a bit like a hermetically sealed tin, can no one has yet been able to break open. The good news is that researchers have now identified a way to use a ... read more

How Chickenpox Virus Can Cause a Stroke in an HIV Patient

May 4, 2015 — Varicella-zoster virus causes chickenpox in children and shingles in older adults. The virus typically remains dormant in patients with healthy immune systems, but can reactivate if the immune system ... read more

HIV Prevention Messages for High-Risk Groups Should Target Bars, Street Corners

Apr. 21, 2015 — Bars and street corners are ideal venues for broad dissemination of HIV prevention information among drug-using male sex workers and other at-risk populations, according to ... read more

Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention More Effective for Adolescent Boys Than Girls, New Research Shows

Apr. 27, 2015 — Nearly half of high school students in the U.S. have had sexual intercourse and one third did not use a condom during their last sexual encounter, this study examined whether an intensive ... read more

Have We Achieved the Millennium Development Goals?

Apr. 21, 2015 — As the deadline for the millennium development goals approaches, experts take stock of the successes, failures, and oversights, and look ahead to the next phase -- the sustainable development ... read more

Apr. 30, 2015 — HIV-1 continues to spread globally. While neither a cure, nor an effective vaccine are available, recent focus has been put on 'treatment-for-prevention', which is a method by which ... read more

Transgender Patients Are Dodging Doctors

Apr. 24, 2015 — Discussing your sexual history with a doctor, or anyone for that matter, can be an uncomfortable experience. But for many transgender people, the conversation never takes place because they aren’t ... read more

ACP Releases Advice for the Proper Time, Test, and Interval for Cervical Cancer Screening

Apr. 30, 2015 — Clinical advice has been presented aimed at reducing overuse of cervical cancer screening in average risk women without symptoms. The advice suggests that physicians should start screening average ... read more

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