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USPSTF Issues Updated Hepatitis B Screening Guidelines
While there is no cure for hepatitis B, doctors can treat infected patients to prevent serious complications. But first, these doctors need to know who is infected, which is why experts recently updated screening guidelines for hepatitis B.
Worse Drug Resistance Seen in HIV Positive Children
Once the HIV virus becomes resistant to a drug, that resistance is permanent. Drug resistance in HIV-infected children makes finding an effective treatment more difficult.
Two-Thirds of Americans May Carry HPV
Humans are teeming with viruses and bacteria, both good and bad. It seems one such invader — the human papillomavirus (HPV) — may be infecting many of us.
CDC Recommends HIV Prevention Rx for Those at High Risk
People at high risk for developing HIV can now take a medication to help prevent the disease. But to get the greatest protection from this medication, strict conditions must be followed.
Oral HPV Risk No Higher in Partners of Oral Cancer Patients
HPV is perhaps most notorious for its link to cervical cancer, but it can also contribute to some kinds of oral cancer. A new study explored the spread of these conditions among partners.
HIV Patients May Need More Frequent Immunizations
Vaccinations can offer protection that prevents disease and saves lives. For HIV-infected patients, this protection may not last as long.
HIV Linked to a Higher Risk of Heart Disease
HIV patients can live longer, healthier lives today and one recent study took a look at their risk for a disease usually associated with growing older.
Chronic Hep C Cases Affect Millions in US
With emerging viruses like bird flu and MERS in the news, many Americans may not give much thought to hepatitis C. But new research shows the illness still affects millions in the US.
HIV is a Common Problem in the Mental Health Community
HIV and mental illness are two chronic conditions that can carry similar health and economic burdens. However, treatment and care for both are rarely integrated.
Many Adults Not Getting Recommended Vaccines
Adults may be concerned about their children's vaccinations, but are they concerned with their own? New data from a US survey suggests that adult vaccination levels may need a boost.