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2014-07-21 10:56:40

Emory Health Sciences In an innovative approach to HIV prevention, an interdisciplinary group of experts has come together for the first time to lay out a framework of best practices to optimize the role of the clinician in achieving an AIDS-free generation. The guidelines, which will be published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), integrate both cutting-edge biomedical advances and evidence-based behavioral interventions for the care of people living with...

2013-12-02 23:27:21

PEP Angels announced today that it will begin delivering HIV exams to metro-area homes twenty-four hours a day - seven days a week - according to Matt Rice, who founded PEP Angels in March of 2013. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 PEP Angels announced today that it will begin delivering HIV exams to metro-area homes twenty-four hours a day - seven days a week - according to Matt Rice, who founded PEP Angels in March of 2013. Many reports state that nearly 1 in 5 people are...

2013-08-19 23:02:46

The Association for Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV), and National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) released a policy statement today, recommending that systems be established to ensure that survivors of sexual assault have universal access to medications to prevent HIV following rape. Akron, OH (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 The Association for Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), International...

2013-08-07 10:18:27

Recommendations consider new drugs and tests New guidelines from the United States Public Health Service update the recommendations for the management of healthcare personnel (HCP) with occupational exposure to HIV and use of postexposure prophylaxis (PEP). The guidelines, published online today in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), emphasize the immediate use of a PEP regimen containing three or more...

2013-06-03 10:36:01

Doctors and nurses in the UK that are injured in the course of treating injured patients cannot currently test that patient for HIV without their consent. In emergency situations where the patient is unconscious, such consent cannot be given, putting healthcare staff at risk of subsequent legal action if they test the unconscious patient. In a session taking place at Euroanaesthesia (the annual congress of the European Society of Anaesthesiology [ESA]), senior UK anaesthetists will discuss...

2012-05-29 05:16:22

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows that pre-exposure preventative treatment for suspected HIV may be effective for those in high-risk groups. "Although post-exposure prophylaxis has a long history of success, newer methods such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and earlier treatment in the course of infection ("treatment as prevention") are being implemented with some success," Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Harvard Medical School and the Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital,...

2012-05-28 19:24:01

While immediate postexposure treatment for suspected HIV is critical, pre-exposure preventive treatment is a newer method that may be effective for people in high-risk groups, states a review of evidence published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "Although postexposure prophylaxis has a long history of success, newer methods such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and earlier treatment in the course of infection ("treatment as prevention") are being implemented with some success,"...

2010-09-28 11:10:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Of the many threats to human health, rabies is not often considered a serious concern in the U.S. because of its relative rarity. Yet the rabies virus is virtually always fatal if preventive treatment is not administered before the onset of symptoms. To educate healthcare providers and the community at large about the imperative need for proper rabies post-exposure treatments, Talecris Biotherapeutics, Inc. is sponsoring a range of...

2010-09-14 23:20:26

With the potential to save tens of thousands of lives each year, a new cost-effective rabies therapy developed by MassBiologics at the University of Massachusetts and the Serum Institute of India took an important step forward with positive results from a Phase 1 study. The recently completed study showed that a new monoclonal antibody (RAB-1) resulted in protective antibody levels in the serum of treated subjects equal to the current standard of treatment, which is often not available in the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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