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Aetna Settles HIV Privacy Violation Suit for $17 Million
Aetna has agreed to a $17 million settlement of a lawsuit centering around the HIV privacy violation that affected approximately 12,000 of the insurer’s customers in 2017.
Investigators Find Large Survival Disparities Among Patients with HPV-Associated Cancers
A recent study finds that younger patients, women, and white individuals infected with HPV-associated cancers have superior survival at 5 years.
Stanford Investigators Are Building a Better HIV Test
The test combines the convenience of the saliva test with the reliability of the blood test.
Living HIV-Positive Individuals Can Now Donate Kidneys
Three medical centers in the United States have now been approved to perform kidney transplants from living HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients. We break down the risks and benefits.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—January 14, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
HIV-1 Genetic Diversity Higher in Vaginal Tract Than Blood
University of Western Ontario investigators have found that the genetic diversity of HIV-1 during early infection is greater in the vaginal tract than in the bloodstream.
Increase in Oral Sex Practices May Lead to Chlamydia-Associated Female Infertility
A new article urges researchers and clinicians to consider the possibility that the rise in oral sex practices could ultimately contribute to female infertility when it comes to chlamydia.
Dentists Key to Promoting HPV Prevention
Seeing upwards of 85% of children in the United States each year, dentists are key to promoting HPV prevention methods, but more training and education is needed first.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.