HIV & AIDS

CDC: HIV racial disparity measure decreased from 2010 to 2016

(HealthDay)—If the incidence rates were the same for black women as for white women, an estimated 93 percent of incident HIV infections among black women would not have occurred in 2016, according to research published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A ventilation system proves effective at reducing hospital infections

Being admitted to the hospital for a specific illness or infection and coming down with another during one's hospital stay is not common, due to the effectiveness of prevention systems, but it is also not an isolated incident. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine-preventable infections common after peds transplant

(HealthDay)—Hospitalization for vaccine-preventable infections occurs in more than 15 percent of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients in the first five years after surgery, according to a study recently published ...

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CDC: most black HIV patients interviewed for partner services

(HealthDay)—More black index patients diagnosed with HIV are interviewed for partner services than all index patients combined, according to research published in the Feb. 1 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zika and Chikungunya viruses: Diagnostic pitfalls

Millions of people have contracted Zika and chikungunya virus infections since the outbreaks that have been striking Latin America since 2013. Zika-related malformations in newborns particularly warrant reliable diagnostics. ...

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