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2 Washington State Men Blind From Rare Ocular Syphilis

Of the six men experiencing rare eye complications from secondary syphilis, three reported having sex with other men prior to diagnosis, and three of the men are HIV positive. Ocular syphilis usually affects fewer than one in a million people every y...

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Promise and Peril: The New Hep C Drugs

Can a spoon full of sugar help this medicine go down? Liz Highleyman walks through the good and bad of the newest hep C drugs.

As Gilead Mulls Price of Next Hepatitis C Drug, Top Activist Refutes "Bogus" Math Img

As Gilead Mulls Price of Next Hepatitis C Drug, Top Activist Refutes "Bogus" Math

How does pharmaceutical company math work? One activist takes Gilead to task for the price of its next hepatitis C drug.

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ACT UP Calls on Congress for Price Cut on Sovaldi for Hepatitis C Treatment

The longtime activist group calls for a 90% price reduction, citing that the federal government could negotiate or overturn the drug's patent.

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Syphilis, Gonorrhea on the Rise in Oregon

This article was reported by Statesman Journal.

The Statesman Journal reported that Oregon's syphilis and gonorrhea rates have increased dramatically in recent years. Syphilis prevalence recently tied high numbers from more than two decades ago and ...

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Does the HPV Vaccine Work for HIV-Positive Women?

Until very recently, no major research had studied how effective the HPV vaccine Gardasil is in women with HIV. An international team of scientists changed that.

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Viral Hepatitis More Deadly Than HIV in Europe

This article was reported by Science Codex.

Science Codex reported that according to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010), viral hepatitis has a mortality rate 10 times that of HIV/AIDS among European Union (EU) countries. Viral hepati...

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Lawmakers Attack Cost of New Hepatitis Drug

This article was reported by The New York Times.

The New York Times reported that three US representatives are calling for the pharmaceutical company Gilead to justify the hefty cost of its new hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi. The lawmakers, all Democrats...

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Gilead Offers Egypt New Hepatitis C Drug at 99 Percent Discount

This article was reported by Reuters.

Reuters reported that the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences has agreed to sell its new hepatitis C virus (HCV) drug Sovaldi to the Egyptian government for $300 for a one-month supply. The total cost for the...

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STD Rates Continue to Climb in San Francisco, Calif.

This article was reported by Bay Area Reporter.

The Bay Area Reporter described a 2013 increase in San Francisco's chlamydia, gonorrhea, and early syphilis incidence for the eighth straight year, with the majority of cases occurring among men who ha...