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Members of Doctors Without Borders Discuss the Aftermath of the Ebola Epidemic
Members of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres discussed the aftermath of the 2014-2015 epidemic in a recent webcast.
Rapid Test for Antibiotic Sensitivity in Blood Infections Approved by FDA
The US Food and Drug Administration just announced that it is allowing the marketing of a new test kit for bloodstream infections.
Ebola Virus Could Persist in Semen of Male Survivors for More Than One Year
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published a study detailing a case of Ebola virus RNA persistence in the semen of a male Ebola survivor with HIV.
Superspreaders: The Fuel Behind the Ebola Epidemic
A new study reports that a substantial proportion of secondary cases in the 2014 to 2015 Ebola epidemic descended from a small number of superspreaders.
Examining the Pre-Seroconversion Window in Patients with Acute Hepatitis C
Researchers presented their findings on pre-seroconversion window in patients with acute HCV infection at the Conference on Retrovirus and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle, Washington.
HCV Infection May Cause Cancers Outside the Liver
Researchers found that HCV infection may be linked to more cancers besides hepatocellular carcinoma, as well as certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Study Reveals Increased Cirrhosis Prevalence in US Patients with HCV
In a recent CHeCS study, investigators sought to identify the prevalence of cirrhosis, decompensated cirrhosis, and death, among 11,169 adults with HCV in the United States between 2006 and 2014.
Testing Still Needed After HCV Clears in HIV-Positive MSM
A retrospective study found hepatitis C reinfection rates high are in HIV-positive men who have sex with men from four western European countries.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?