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Alcohol intake, viral load, CD4 count linked to active TB in HIV patients

January 29, 2015

Alcohol consumption, high viral load and low CD4 cell count appeared to be independent risk factors for developing active tuberculosis in patients with HIV, according to a report published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases.

“We have identified several characteristics associated with progression from latent tuberculosis infection to active tuberculosis disease in HIV-infected adults treated with preventive therapy,” the researchers wrote.

Obama administration proposes $1.2 billion of antibiotic resistance-related funding

January 28, 2015
The Obama administration’s 2016 fiscal year budget proposal includes more than $1.2 billion of federal funding toward combating antibiotic resistance, according…

HCV regimen candidate licensed by international pharmaceutical company

January 28, 2015
Gilead Sciences Inc. will grant Mylan Laboratories Limited, a subsidiary of international pharmaceutical company, Mylan Inc., the non-exclusive rights to produce and…
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Herpes zoster incidence higher among patients with HIV

January 28, 2015
Despite declining significantly in the era of ART, the incidence of herpes zoster among patients with HIV was still three times that of the general population…
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CDC, Quest collaborate to better screen, treat and reduce hepatitis

January 28, 2015
Quest Diagnostics has entered into an agreement with the Centers for Disease Control to assist in identifying new trends in screening, diagnosing and treating multiple…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014
NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social…
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Critical Issues in HBV
HBV Management in Complex Populations: Volume 1, Number 2

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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global epidemic with a worldwide burden. Physicians must address the importance…
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