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HIV self-testing may be cost-effective in low-income countries

March 31, 2015

The introduction of self-testing for HIV in low-income countries would likely offer health benefits to those communities and may also save costs, according to recent findings.

“Possible advantages of self-testing over more standard [provider-delivered HIV testing and counseling] include greater convenience, confidentiality and empowerment for users,” researchers wrote in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. “Self-testing has potential to reach people who, for a variety of reasons, have chosen not to have an HIV test, using the PHTC option. Its availability may also lead to an increase in the frequency at which individuals choose to test for HIV.”

BioMed Central retracts 43 articles that used fabricated reviewers

March 31, 2015
Following an investigation which revealed attempts to manipulate the peer review process, medical and scientific publisher BioMed Central has retracted 43 articles that…
HBV found to mature infant immune systems In the Journals

HBV found to mature infant immune systems

March 31, 2015
Hepatitis B virus infection boosted immune system maturation among a cohort of infants in Singapore, according to newly published data in Nature
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Healthy changes to microbiome persist after FMT for C. difficile infection

March 31, 2015
Patients who underwent fecal microbiota transplantation for Clostridium difficile infection had healthy, dynamic short- and long-term changes to their microbiome…
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U.K. residents swimming in coastal waters may ingest resistant E. coli

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United Kingdom residents who use coastal waters recreationally could be exposed to antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli, according to data presented at the General …
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Advances in Pharmacokinetic Enhancers in HIV Treatment: What You Need to Know to Optimize Outcomes

Advances in Pharmacokinetic Enhancers in HIV Treatment: What You Need to Know to Optimize Outcomes

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Video: NIAID Ebola vaccine well tolerated, immunogenic

March 23, 2015
WILMINGTON, Del. — Julie Ledgerwood, DO, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Vaccine…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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