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Policies needed to address endemic polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria

November 25, 2014

NEW YORK — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, offers his perspective on some of the greatest challenges to global polio eradication: countries in which poliomyelitis is considered to be ‘endemic’ and have never terminated indigenous transmission.

While polio case numbers have decreased by more than 99% since the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was formed, Orenstein notes that polio can be imported from ‘endemic’ countries — Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria— to infect children in other countries if adequate vaccination is not maintained.

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HBV vaccine provides lasting protection to HCWs, with no booster needed

November 25, 2014
When vaccinated against hepatitis B virus as adults, health care workers appeared to receive robust and long-lasting vaccine protection, according to researchers from…
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Top HCV studies presented at The Liver Meeting

November 25, 2014
Healio.com/Hepatology has compiled a list of the latest, most relevant research on hepatitis C virus infection, presented recently at The Liver Meeting in Boston.
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Multiple BPG doses did not improve treatment response in HIV patients with syphilis

November 25, 2014
A single dose of benzathine penicillin G appeared to be as effective as multiple doses in the treatment of early syphilis in HIV-infected individuals with preserved…
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Birth cohort screening more accurate in detecting HCV vs. standard method

November 25, 2014
BOSTON — Hepatitis C virus screening among a birth cohort was five times more effective in identifying people with current or previous hepatitis C virus infection…
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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

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Protease inhibitors (PIs) have played an instrumental role in decreasing mortality andmorbidity among HIV-infected…
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IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST

IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Jeffrey R. Starke, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, addresses the…
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Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

More than two decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, there are numerous options for HIV treatment. The goal…
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