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TDF not linked to adverse perinatal outcomes in pregnant Kenyan, Ugandan women with HIV

October 18, 2017

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate treatment was not linked to adverse perinatal outcomes in pregnant women with HIV in Kenya and Uganda, a prospective analysis found.

“As global elimination of mother-to-child transmission efforts intensify by expanding [prevention of mother-to-child transmission] Option B+ and as PrEP use expands among pregnant women worldwide, the likelihood of women using [tenofovir disoproxil fumarate] during pregnancy will substantially increase in settings where HIV prevalence is high,” Renee Heffron, PhD, of the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues wrote.

Dried blood spot tests practical for HCV screening in developing countries

October 18, 2017
Researchers determined the prevalence and characteristics of hepatitis C viremia in the Democratic Republic of the Congo using dried blood spot viral load testing…
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Hepatitis C and the Rheumatologist: Our Role in the Quest for Global Eradication of HCV

Healio Rheumatology, October 2017
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
I am pleased to have Healio Rheumatology focus this issue’s Cover Story on the intersection of viral hepatitis and rheumatology, as this is a subject both near to…
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Educating Rheumatologists on Hepatic Associations With Rheumatic Diseases

Healio Rheumatology, October 2017
Historic advances have been occurring in hepatitis C therapy during the last decade. This once difficult-to-treat chronic infection is essentially curable with…
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VIDEO: H7N9 a ‘virus of greatest concern’

October 18, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Timothy M. Uyeki, MD, medical epidemiologist in the CDC’s Influenza Division, discusses new developments in the avian A(H7N9) influenza…
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Age Matters: Implementing New Recommendations for HPV Immunization in Adolescents

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, as well as…
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The critical role of antimicrobial susceptibility testing in medical decision-making

Infectious Disease News, October 2017
Ellie JC Goldstein, MD
Medical decision-making remains challenging despite the unprecedented advances in technology over the past several…
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VIDEO: Global task force wants to reduce world’s cholera burden

October 6, 2017
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