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Reinfection after hepatitis C cure in people with HIV predicted by sexually transmitted infections

Screening for sexually transmitted infections in people coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C during or shortly after completing direct-acting antiviral treatment to cure hepatitis C may predict which patients are at higher risk of hepatitis C reinfection, a study carried out in San Diego reports. The study found that people who became reinfected after being… Read More »

US seeing ‘fourth wave’ of coronavirus infections due to variants: Osterholm

Epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm believes the U.S. is seeing a “fourth wave” of infections due to coronavirus variants that have arisen over the past few months. Osterholm, who served as a member of President Biden’s COVID-19 transition advisory board, said the variants pose a significant problem despite underscoring that existing vaccines appear to be effective against… Read More »

Hepatitis C elimination in France feasible if new infections in gay and bisexual men decline

Hepatitis C is becoming more concentrated in gay and bisexual men with HIV in France as direct-acting antiviral treatment cures the infection in other people with HIV while hepatitis C transmission between gay and bisexual men increases, French epidemiologists report in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. But Dr Laurent Cotte and colleagues involved in the… Read More »

US HIV infections could drop by 94% before 2030, if treatment is prioritised

Modelling estimates suggest that new HIV infections in the US could be reduced by as much as 94% before 2030, if the current HIV prevention budget is spent more efficiently. Priorities would be linking those diagnosed with HIV to care, ensuring that they receive treatment and getting them to the point of viral suppression. Less… Read More »

Biomedical sciences researchers find new way to prevent and cure rotavirus, other viral infections

A combination of two substances secreted by the immune system can cure and prevent rotavirus infection, as well as potentially treat other viral infections that target epithelial cells, which cover body surfaces such as skin, blood vessels, organs and the urinary tract, according to researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.… Read More »

Bigger class could mean up to five times the COVID-19 infections, Canadian study suggests

Article content continued The new modelling study, which hasn’t yet been peer-reviewed, was designed to capture transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the dreaded COVID-19. Researchers looked at the effect of different student-to-teacher ratios in a hypothetical primary school, as well as school-based daycare, an essential “bridge” for working parents who can’t drop-off or… Read More »