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Most People Who Inject Drugs Miss Opportunities for HIV, HCV Testing
PWID are unlikely to receive testing for HIV and hepatitis C, according to a new study that found that 8.5% were tested for HIV and 7.7% were tested for HCV within 1 year of a clinical encounter consistent with injection drug use.
Ebola Remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern
The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee decided today that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo remains a PHEIC.
How Does rVSV-ZEBOV Vaccination Affect Pregnant Women?
A new article examines pregnancy outcomes among women who received the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine in the STRIVE study.
Drug-Drug Interactions Remain a Problem Among Patients With HCV
Despite new treatment options with a lower theoretical risk, approximately 40% of patients with HCV experienced a drug-drug interaction.
 
<i>Contagion®</i> Connect Episode 5: Ebola: Past, Present, Future
In this episode, our guests compare the West African Ebola outbreak to the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
MMWR Details Discordant Ebola Case Definitions Among DRC and Bordering Countries
Investigators of a new analysis detail how Ebola case definitions became increasingly complex and discordant during the 6-month period in the countries surrounding the DRC.
Estimating Hepatitis B Virus Burden Among HIV Populations
A literature meta-analysis determined the worldwide prevalence of hepatitis B virus in people living with HIV.  
Ebola Vaccine Approved by FDA
Ervebo has been approved for the prevention of Ebola virus disease, caused by Zaire ebolavirus in individuals 18 years of age and older.
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