Infectious Disease Information Center
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Hepatitis Vaccines Work Group has updated recommendations for hepatitis A vaccination for PEP and PrEP.
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.
Second study shows no significant difference in patients' survival based on donor BMI.
Hepatitis C treatment improves outcomes and experiences for patient and provider.
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.
There is evidence that HIV might have spread from its origins in the US to the rest of the world.
There is a lack of consensus among experts and professional organizations whether HCV screening in pregnant women should be risk based or universal.
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.
A clinician questions wonders if there is a connection between cardiac arrhythmia and the flu vaccine.
What is the mechanism of action for laser treatment for onychomycosis of the toenails?
Whole cell pertussis vaccines are more effective than newer, acellular versions.
To reduce the discomfort or pain of vaccinations, apply firm, but comfortable, pressure on the intended site for 30 seconds.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody remains active even in an individuals treated successfully or those who clear the virus. Learn how to avoid unnecessary referrals.