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Needle exchange in Washington, D.C., averts 120 new HIV cases in 2 years

September 3, 2015

The needle exchange program in Washington, D.C., prevented 120 new cases of HIV infection in the span of 2 years — saving approximately $44 million in health care costs, according to new research published in AIDS and Behavior.

"The evidence is abundant: needle exchanges save lives and they save money," study researcher Monica S. Ruiz, PhD, MPH, assistant research professor in the department of prevention and community health at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, told Infectious Disease News.

Aric Prather, PhD In the Journals

Sleep duration influences infection susceptibility

September 2, 2015
Sleeping less than 6 hours each night may be associated with an increased risk for infection, according to recently published data.“Short sleep was more important…

Children infected with vaccine-derived polio in Ukraine

September 2, 2015
Two children have contracted circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 with accompanying paralysis in southwestern Ukraine, according to WHO.“Discussions are…
SLA/LP antibodies, early cirrhosis indicate poor outcomes in autoimmune hepatitis In the Journals

SLA/LP antibodies, early cirrhosis indicate poor outcomes in autoimmune hepatitis

September 2, 2015
Antibodies for the soluble liver antigen/liver pancreas antigen and diagnosis of cirrhosis before 18 years of age were found to be major risk factors for poor short- and…
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Algorithm correctly predicts septic shock in 85% of patients

September 2, 2015
Johns Hopkins University researchers have developed an algorithm that correctly predicted septic shock in 85% of patients a median of 28.2 hours before onset, according…
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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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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 with Hepatitis C

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with hepatitis C.
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