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Interferon-Stimulated Gene Inhibits HCV Replication
Study explores the antiviral mechanisms of C19orf66, an interferon-induced inhibitor.
Adolescent HIV Prevention: Overcoming the PrEP
Conversations about PrEP with a clinician are the least common among adolescents with the greatest risk for HIV.
COVID-19 in People Living With HIV
A hospital case series of patients with both COVID-19 and HIV describes recovery, but highlights the need to refine treatment.
Acute Hepatitis C Infections Triple from 2009-2018
The CDC is calling for all adults to get tested for hepatitis C after the annual rate of infections tripled between 2009 and 2019.
CDC Issues New HCV Screening Recommendations
The 2 new recommendations are for HCV screening at least once for all adults aged 18 years or older and HCV screening for women during each pregnancy.
Examining HIV Training Pathways in Residency
HIV training pathways in residency have added 90 HIV physicians to the workforce since 2006.
Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative: A Snapshot From the Trenches, 1 Year Later
Funded jurisdictions scramble to meet daunting deadlines yet maintain optimism that the new federal initiative can end flat funding and catalyze progress.
Prodrug Fostemsavir Lowers Viral HIV Levels
When drug resistance means ART options are exhausted, HIV patients need newer choices. A new study shows that novel prodrug fostemsavir is an effective alternative.