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Trump’s ban on transgender troops could threaten patients

Trump’s ban on transgender troops could threaten patients
July 27, 2017

President Donald J. Trump’s decision to ban transgender troops from serving in the military drew a sharp rebuke from physicians as stigmatizing and potentially dangerous to patients.

“As HIV medical providers, we stand firmly opposed to any laws and policies that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals,” HIV Medicine Association Chair Wendy Armstrong, MD, FIDSA, FACP, said in a statement.

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FDA fast tracks interferon Lambda for HDV

July 27, 2017
The FDA has granted fast track status to Lambda as a possible treatment for chronic hepatitis delta virus, the interferon’s manufacturer, Eiger BioPharmaceuticals…

WHO launches injection safety campaign for World Hepatitis Day

July 27, 2017
As a part of the World Health Organization’s ongoing efforts to promote education and awareness about hepatitis prevention, the organization will launch the…
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Bacteria increase HIV risk 63% in uncircumcised men

July 27, 2017
A large increase in certain bacteria under the foreskin can increase the risk for HIV infection by as much as 63%, according to researchers. The risk posed by the…
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Gilead announces continued focus on HBV, HCV, NASH

July 26, 2017
During an earnings conference call today, executives from Gilead Sciences disclosed second quarter earnings and projected pipeline goals with a focus on the…
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The Patient with Norovirus Infection

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Norovirus is highly contagious, highly persistent and often remains present after disinfection. This educational…
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In the Journals Plus

Bacteria increase HIV risk 63% in uncircumcised men

July 27, 2017
A large increase in certain bacteria under the foreskin can increase the risk for HIV infection by as much as 63%…
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VIDEO: Anthony S. Fauci, MD, discusses significant advances in HIV/AIDS epidemic

April 10, 2017
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