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New poll shows over 50% of Americans unaware of HBV vaccine

July 28, 2015

In a new national poll, consultants found that more than 50% of Americans did not know a vaccine for hepatitis B virus infection existed, according to a press release from the Hepatitis B Foundation.

The poll, which was conducted by REPASS Research and Strategic Consulting in Cincinnati, Ohio, surveyed 1,500 adults between July 9 and 17 to see how much of the U.S. population knows about the HBV vaccine. They found that 39% of respondents did not know if a vaccine existed and 17% believed there was no vaccine, marking a total of 56% of people unaware that a vaccine is available to prevent the infection.

In the Journals

River surfing source of Swiss leptospirosis cases

July 28, 2015
Leptospirosis can be contracted during recreational activities in resource-rich countries and may even be more common than occupational acquisition, according to recent…

Seven FDA developments since last World Hepatitis Day

July 28, 2015
World Hepatitis Day is July 28. To acknowledge how far treatment and the drug pipeline for hepatitis C and other strands of the virus infection has come…

S. aureus prevalence, antibiotic resistance vary among sociodemographic groups

July 28, 2015
Prevalence and resistance patterns of Staphylococcus aureus in the nasal microbiota of community-dwelling Austrians showed differences between sociodemographic groups…
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START: Early ART benefits all HIV-positive adults

July 27, 2015
The immediate initiation of ART in asymptomatic HIV-positive adults with a CD4+ count of more than 500 cells/mm3 significantly reduced rates of serious AIDS-related and…
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The Patient with Acute-Bacterial Skin and Skin-Structure Infections

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute-bacterial skin and skin-structure…
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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

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HCV VOICE

HCV VOICE II: Optimizing Virological Outcomes with Integrated HCV Education

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP.

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular…
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