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Blood-borne pathogen exposure injuries

Healthcare workers are exposed to blood-borne pathogens through contaminated needlesticks, sharps injuries, and mucous membrane exposures to infectious blood or body fluids of patients. The Centers for Disease…
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FDA approves first two-drug regimen for HIV

On Nov. 21, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Juluca, the first treatment regimen containing two drugs to treat certain adults with HIV-1 instead of three…

HAART and its effects on the heart

Many patients with HIV/AIDS are doing well on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Yet HAART can increase cardiovascular risks by reducing high-density lipoprotein levels, raising triglyceride levels, and…

New intravaginal ring

Researchers have developed a new intravaginal ring for the sustained 90-day co-delivery of tenofovir and levonorgestrel, an anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) drug and a contraceptive. Tenofovir is the…
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Take Note – August 2007

Good news for younger women taking estrogen     Estrogen therapy may have cardioprotective effects for women who start taking it in their 50s. A study from the Women’s Health…
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Take Note – December 2006

CDC recommends HIV screening for everyone New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call for routine human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening for all patients…
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Take Note – February 2008

Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill, RN, named executive director of National Women’s Health Resource Center The National Women’s Health Resource Center (NWHRC) has appointed Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill as its executive…
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Take Note – November 2006

American Diabetes Association releases food guidelines for specific medical categories “When you’re talking about diabetes, there is no ‘one size fits all’ diet,” said Ann Albright, PhD, RD,…

WHO issues new HIV treatment recommendations

According to a new guideline from the World Health Organization (WHO), anyone infected with HIV should begin antiretroviral treatment as soon after diagnosis as possible. Read more and…

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