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Responses similar to double- vs. single-dose HBV revaccination in HIV patients

August 31, 2015

Researchers found no difference in seroprotection rates between a double-dose hepatitis B virus vaccine regimen and a standard single-dose regimen in adults with HIV who did not respond to previous hepatitis B vaccination.

The safety profiles between the two regimens were similar, and the mean titer of protective hepatitis B surface antibodies (anti-HBs) was higher and had longer sustainability in those who received the double-dose regimen.

Two dengue drugs enter phase 2 trials

August 30, 2015
Singapore’s National Medical Research Council has awarded a grant to Singapore General Hospital supporting entry of two dengue treatments — the antiviral…

CDC unveils interactive tool to track antibiotic resistance over time

August 29, 2015
The CDC has launched a new interactive tool that allows anyone to observe changes in antibiotic resistance across four types of foodborne pathogens in the United States…
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HIV testing rates low for gay male adolescents

August 28, 2015
Gay and bisexual teenage boys were unlikely to undergo HIV testing, according to research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. “As one of the first…
One in four patients with HCV denied initial request for treatment In the Journals

One in four patients with HCV denied initial request for treatment

August 28, 2015
A new study published in PLoS ONE showed that one in four patients with hepatitis C virus infection who apply for treatment of the infection is initially…
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The Patient with Conjunctivitis

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with conjunctivitis.
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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

July 1, 2015
Timothy Brown – the Berlin patient – has led researchers to the next frontier of HIV research, according to…
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The Patient at Risk for HIV Infection

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This CME activity will focus on the utilization of PrEP in patients at risk for developing HIV infection supplemented…
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