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Forum on HIV/Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Co-infection with hepatitis C and HIV and the sexual transmission of hepatitis C will be the topics at a community forum this Monday in San Francisco. Participants will include Dr. Brad Hare, medical director of the University of California-San Franc...

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Hep C on the Radar

In late 2002 on a trip to London, England, Gary found out he was infected with HIV. The then 47-year-old Montrealer was travelling frequently to the British capital for business and had been tested for HIV while seeking medical care there for anoth...

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Hepatitis Highlights From CROI

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Long HCV Survival in Syringes Treatment Response and AIDS Progression Rapid Liver Disease Progression? HCV Clearance and CD4 Cell Recovery IL28B Gene Variation HBV DNA in Semen

This year's Conference on Retroviruses and ...

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Canada: STIs on the Rise in Peel

Between 1990 and 2006, new chlamydia diagnoses increased by approximately 86 percent in the Peel Region, health officials said during a recent presentation to the Regional Council. The sexually transmitted infection is highest among female teens and ...

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Prevalence, Incidence and Risk Factors for Hepatitis C in Homosexual Men: Data From Two Cohorts of HIV-Negative and HIV-Positive Men in Sydney, Australia

It is not known to what extent a reported increase in hepatitis C virus incidence among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) is due to sexual transmission, noted Dr. Fengyi Jin, of the National Center in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research...

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Florida: Miami-Dade County Sees Surge in STD Cases

The Miami-Dade Health Department recently announced that STDs increased dramatically from 2006 through 2009.

From 2006 to 2009, syphilis was up 53 percent from 204 cases to 313, with men who have sex with men representing 73 percent of reports. Chla...

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WHO Warns Gonorrhea Might Soon Become Untreatable

Today in Manila, the World Health Organization met with public health experts to devise an action plan for addressing the growing threat of drug-resistant gonorrhea.

Improper use of antibiotics to treat gonorrhea has resulted in resistance to first-...

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A New Super Villain: Gonorrhea? A Blog Entry by Gary Bell

We used to call it venereal disease. Many preferred the more common term: "The Clap." Eventually, a more appropriate term evolved: sexually transmitted disease. Recently, the term "disease" has been exchanged for "infection." Whatever name it was cal...

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Texas: Syphilis Can Help Spread HIV; New Campaign Designed to Raise Public Awareness

Houston and Harris County health officials are launching a new educational campaign aimed at making area residents aware of the connection between syphilis and HIV/AIDS.

Harris County reported a decline in new syphilis cases in the last two years. E...

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Canada: Spike in Hepatitis C Cases Raises HIV Fears

The relatively high number of hepatitis C cases in central Vancouver Island could be a sign that an increase in HIV is on the way, said Dr. Lorna Medd, medical health officer with the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA).

Central Vancouver Islan...