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Next Steps for HCV Vaccine Development
Andrea L. Cox, MD, PhD, comments on the future of HCV vaccine development efforts in light of the 2019 trial which did not prevent chronic infection.
Challenges Developing a Hepatitis C Vaccine
Andrea L. Cox, MD, PhD, discusses some of the challenges in developing a vaccine for hepatitis C and details the results of a vaccine trial.  
Advancements in the Field of Blood Culture Testing
Melvin Weinstein MD, discusses the emerging technologies that will advance the field of blood culture testing.
Treating Immunocompromised Patients with Hepatitis B
Kenneth Sherman, MD, discusses hepatitis B infections in immunocompromised patients and what clinicians should expect to see in the future for hepatitis B treatment.
Zoonotic Transmission of the Hepatitis E Virus
Kenneth E. Sherman, MD discusses the zoonotic hepatitis E virus and about the first reported case of rat-to-human transmission.
<i>Pseudomonas</i> Infections: Secondary Approach to Treatment
Panelists discuss their personal approaches to treating Pseudomonas infections when an earlier strategy has failed, taking into consideration past treatments, a patient’s sepsis status, and timely decision making.
Consequences to Long-Term Antibiotic Therapy
Leonard Sigal, MD, explains the potential adverse consequences of long-term antibiotic therapy.
Does Cabotegravir Interact with Any Other Medications?
Alex Rinehart, PhD, explains if cabotegravir interacts with any other medications.
Is there a cure? How long until we find it? And will it work for the majority of people living with HIV?