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World Hepatitis Summit aims to raise awareness of viral hepatitis

September 3, 2015

Hundreds of key leaders, policymakers and patient groups are currently attending the first-ever World Hepatitis Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, in an attempt to raise more awareness about viral hepatitis and discuss how to create more access to diagnosing and treating the infection, according to a press release from the World Health Organization.

The summit, co-sponsored by WHO and the World Hepatitis Alliance, is the first high-level global meeting to focus specifically on hepatitis, attracting delegates from more than 60 countries, according to the release. The aim is to help countries enhance action to prevent viral hepatitis infection and ensure that people who are infected are diagnosed and offered treatment.

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FDA approves addition of genital swab claim to HSV 1, 2 test

September 3, 2015
Quest Diagnostics announced today that the FDA has given the company clearance to add a genital swab claim to its molecular test for herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2…
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Breast-feeding may reduce risk for infection among indigenous infants

September 3, 2015
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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…
Aric Prather, PhD In the Journals

Sleep duration influences infection susceptibility

September 2, 2015
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The Patient with Protozoan Illness

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The Patient with Conjunctivitis

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