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2014 to 2016 Saw 470% Increase in HIV PrEP Use in US

2014 to 2016 Saw 470% Increase in HIV PrEP Use in US

Seven percent of those with indications for PrEP were prescribed PrEP, including 2.1% of women.

One-Time, Universal Screening for Hepatitis C Is Cost-Effective

Universal 1-time screening for chronic HCV infection is cost-effective compared with no screening or with birth cohort-based screening alone.

Updated HCV Treatment Guidelines for 2018 Published by AASLD-IDSA

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) released updates guidelines for treating hepatitis C infection.

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.

Treatment for cutaneous abscesses

Antibiotics do not always need to be used for cutaneous abscesses, but the condition must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to make a final decision regarding the appropriate course of treatment for any individual.

Clinical Features

Chagas Disease in the United States: A Growing Public Health Concern

Chagas Disease in the United States: A Growing Public Health Concern

The United States has the seventh highest prevalence of Chagas infection in the Western hemisphere, with most cases seen among immigrants from Latin America.

Case Study in Diabetes: Fungal Infections

Case Study in Diabetes: Fungal Infections

A 68-year-old patient with type 2 diabetes presents to a urologist to evaluate funguria, and a CT scan showed right hydroureteronephrosis.

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