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How the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need for class consciousness among physicians

What labor struggles do a grocery worker, custodian, and doctor in the United States have in common? A few months ago, many people’s answers may have been – not much. But ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, our shared challenges are becoming ever more apparent. The pandemic is revealing that physicians, under our current for-profit… Read More »

Coronavirus: Headache, loss of taste among list of 6 new possible COVID-19 symptoms, according to CDC – KGO-TV

When the coronavirus outbreak began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed cough, shortness of breath and fever as possible symptoms for the newly-discovered virus. Now, the organization is adding six new possible symptoms to its list, including headache, chills and loss of taste or smell. These possible symptoms, added Sunday, are: Repeated shaking… Read More »

Poor physical growth a common problem among HIV-positive adolescents in low- and middle-income countries

There is a high prevalence of stunted physical growth among HIV-positive adolescents living in low- and middle-income countries, investigators report in the Journal of the International AIDS Society. Approximately 50% had stunted growth at the time antiretroviral therapy was started. After the age of 12 years, adolescent boys were especially likely to have poorer than… Read More »

“They’re just making me feel worse”: beliefs about HIV treatment among African and Caribbean people living in the UK

Qualitative research with African and Caribbean individuals living in the UK who have difficulties with adherence has revealed negative perceptions regarding antiretroviral therapy (ART). Interviewees had doubts about the need to take ART and concerns about taking ART, such as disclosure and side effects. Understanding these perceptions could guide future efforts to increase ART uptake… Read More »