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Updated Recommendations, Hepatitis A Vaccine Postexposure Prophylaxis and Travel

Updated Recommendations, Hepatitis A Vaccine Postexposure Prophylaxis and Travel

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Hepatitis Vaccines Work Group has updated recommendations for hepatitis A vaccination for PEP and PrEP.

New Four Drug Regimen Effective in Patients With HCV Who Inject Drugs

Those with HCV genotype 1 with recent injection drug use and/or current opioid substitution therapy, paritaprevir/ritonavir, ombitasvir, and dasabuvir with/without ribavirin is effective.

Survival Similar With Donor Hearts From Hepatitis C+ Donors

Second study shows no significant difference in patients' survival based on donor BMI.

Opinion

Nurse practitioner treatment of hepatitis C in primary care

Hepatitis C treatment improves outcomes and experiences for patient and provider.

The flu vaccine's influence on public health

Improving influenza vaccination rates will require a much greater commitment to preventative public health to change public perception of the importance and efficacy of flu vaccination.

The origin of AIDS and debating the Patient Zero theory

There is evidence that HIV might have spread from its origins in the US to the rest of the world.

Clinical Features

Universal vs Risk-Based Screening in Pregnancy: An Expert Weighs In

Universal vs Risk-Based Screening in Pregnancy: An Expert Weighs In

There is a lack of consensus among experts and professional organizations whether HCV screening in pregnant women should be risk based or universal.

Case Study: Abdominal Pain, Malaise, and a Bruise on the Leg

Case Study: Abdominal Pain, Malaise, and a Bruise on the Leg

A 44-year-old man presents to the hospital with generalized abdominal pain, malaise, subjective low-grade fever, and a bruise on his left shin. He has an extensive medical history including HIV, hypertension, diabetes, and GERD, but he denies vomiting or diarrhea.

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