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You Live to Learn, You Die to Forget: A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton Img

You Live to Learn, You Die to Forget: A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton

"I contracted herpes in college before HIV, but now years later my immune system is so shot to hell, it can't fight off the herpes. I will be on a 2-1/2 hour drip 2 times a day."

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Thousands Await Testing for Hepatitis by "Infector"

A new round of hepatitis C testing could begin next week for some former patients of Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire, where a traveling medical technician is accused of stealing drugs at work and injecting himself with syringes later used on patient...

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Could Implementation of Australia's National Gay Men's Syphilis Action Plan Have an Indirect Effect on the HIV Epidemic?

Across Australia during the past decade, incident infections of syphilis and HIV have increased, especially among gay men. Syphilis epidemics also have resurged, coincidentally with increases in HIV diagnoses, in other industrialized settings. Noting...

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California: West Coast Helps Launch National Hepatitis Testing Day

CDC recently joined elected officials and community leaders to mark the first-ever National Hepatitis Testing Day, which launched May 19 with nearly 100 testing and awareness events across the nation. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Dr. John Ward, dir...

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Hispanics/Latinos Across the Country Launch the First Ever National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day

New York, New York -- The Latino Commission on AIDS and community partners will coordinate awareness and educational events promoting National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day on May 15. The theme this year is "Let's Talk about Hepatitis/Hablemos sob...

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Northern Kentucky Health Department Offering Free Hepatitis Tests

Responding to an increase in cases of hepatitis C, the Northern Kentucky Health Department and the Kentucky Department of Public Health are working together to offer free testing for the disease. Through June 8, testing will be available by appointme...

More News on HIV Drug Interactions With New HCV Drugs -- This Time With Daclatasvir: A Blog Entry by Barbara McGovern, M.D. Img

More News on HIV Drug Interactions With New HCV Drugs -- This Time With Daclatasvir: A Blog Entry by Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Drug interactions are important because they can lead to drug levels that are either too high or too low. In light of these concerns, more drug companies are looking at potential hepatitis C (HCV) drug interactions with HIV medications.

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Making Sense of the Drug Interaction Warning for HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients Taking Victrelis: A Blog Entry by Barbara McGovern, M.D. Img

Making Sense of the Drug Interaction Warning for HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients Taking Victrelis: A Blog Entry by Barbara McGovern, M.D.

New warnings appear to severely restrict the HIV treatment options for HIV/hepatitis C-coinfected people who want to take the new hepatitis C (HCV) drug Victrelis (boceprevir). But is the news really as bad as it seems? Barbara McGovern, M.D., tells ...

Incivek (Telaprevir) in HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients: A Look at Recent Research -- A Blog Entry by Barbara McGovern, M.D. Img

Incivek (Telaprevir) in HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients: A Look at Recent Research -- A Blog Entry by Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Incivek (telaprevir) is one of two new hepatitis C drugs that form the vanguard of a new, much more promising era in hep C treatment. Our resident expert Barbara McGovern, M.D., brings us up to date on Incivek's effectiveness and safety in people coi...

Rapid Hepatitis C Testing Debuts at NBC Health and Fitness Expo: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague Img

Rapid Hepatitis C Testing Debuts at NBC Health and Fitness Expo: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague

Community Education Group and Kappa Youth Development teamed up to provide free HIV and hepatitis C testing at the 19th annual NBC Health and Fitness Expo this past Saturday at the convention center. The expo is a Washington tradition in January and ...