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Attendance to HIV services at Guinea clinic declines sharply during Ebola epidemic

February 26, 2015

SEATTLE — There was a significant drop in attendance to outpatient HIV services provided in Macenta, Forest Guinea, as a result of the Ebola epidemic, according to data presented at CROI 2015.

The Macenta district was one of the areas hardest hit by the epidemic in West Africa, said David Leuenberger, MD, of Mission Philafricaine in Conakry, Guinea. At of the end of 2014, there were 745 cumulative Ebola cases in the district, for a rate of 250 cases per 100,000, which was 10 times that of the entire country.

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CMS completes first week of ICD-10 end-to-end testing

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The CMS concluded its first successful end-to-end testing week of the new ICD-10 coding, the agency announced in a blog post. “Testing allows us to identify areas…
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VIDEO: Ebola outbreak worsened by 'international negligence'

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ALLY-2: Daclatasvir/Sovaldi render high SVR rates in HIV/HCV patients

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Video: More work needed to control HIV epidemic in Africa

February 25, 2015
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