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Canada: Hepatitis C "Silent Epidemic" -- Doctor

Between 2006 and 2008, hepatitis C rates rose by 114 percent among Canadian women and by 76.6 percent among men. Dr. Didi Emokpare of Regina called the figures "staggering" and said little attention has been paid to the potentially deadly virus. Beca...

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Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk Exposure Among Black and Minority Ethnic Youth in Northwest London: Findings From a Study Translating a Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk-Reduction Intervention to the UK Setting

Effective interventions to address the disproportionate impact of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young black women in the United Kingdom are lacking, noted the investigators. Thus, the Young Brent Project explored the nature and context...

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Quick Chlamydia Urine Test Accurate in Men

A chlamydia test for males using first-void urine has proven effective in a study, and the rapidity of its results could offer patients same-day treatment, say British researchers.

Dr. Helen H. Lee of the University of Cambridge and colleagues evalu...

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Comparing Viruses -- HIV and Hepatitis C in Mostly Men

In high-income countries today, HIV is most commonly transmitted in the following ways:

unprotected sex sharing equipment for substance use

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is also transmitted in similar ways, particularly among HIV positive men. Co-infec...

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The Kidneys and Hepatitis C in Women

Historically, most studies in HIV research and treatment have been done using male volunteers. As a result, the precise impact of HIV and many HIV medicines on the health of HIV positive women may not be clear or may take a long time to uncover. In a...

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Colorado: Bail Denied for Surgery Technician in Hepatitis C Scare

In Denver on Thursday, a judge denied bail for a surgical technician accused of a drug-theft scheme that potentially exposed nearly 6,000 patients to her hepatitis C infection.

The technician is alleged to have stolen syringes filled with the powerf...

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Colorado: Hepatitis C Falls Under U.S. Disability Law

In the wake of the developing case of a Colorado surgical technician charged with stealing drugs in a scheme that potentially exposed thousands of patients to hepatitis C, some observers are asking why anyone with the virus was allowed to work in a h...

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Canada: Manitoba Liver Expert Says Too Few Doctors Testing for Hepatitis C

Not enough family doctors are testing for hepatitis C, and many people with the infection are unaware they have it, according to Dr. Kelly Kaita, director of the viral hepatitis investigative unit at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Center. Tattoo enthusia...

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Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in a Population of HIV-Infected Patients in Canada

The researchers in the current study set out to determine the seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in a population of HIV-positive patients in Canada. The study participants were HIV patients attending five infectious-disease clinics for foll...

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What About the Partners of Women With Abnormal Pap or Positive HPV Tests?

In detailing the background of the current study, the authors observed: "Because high-risk HPV [human papillomavirus] is highly prevalent in the general population, usually transient, and rarely causes clinical symptoms, and because diagnostic and ...