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Lab Screening of Kids Entering Foster Care May Have Low YieldLab Screening of Kids Entering Foster Care May Have Low Yield

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:04:41 EST

Laboratory screening for infectious diseases in children entering foster care yields few results that are clinically meaningful, researchers report.
Reuters Health Information



Antiretroviral Therapy May Halt HIV-Related Brain ChangesAntiretroviral Therapy May Halt HIV-Related Brain Changes

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:25:14 EST

HIV-positive individuals have lower neuropsychological test scores and smaller brain volumes than HIV-negative people, but the disadvantages do not worsen in patients who receive combination antiretroviral therapy.
Reuters Health Information



Grassroots HIV Prevention Efforts Target Those at High RiskGrassroots HIV Prevention Efforts Target Those at High Risk

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:47:37 EST

Community-based peer navigators are key to spreading awareness about pre-exposure prophylaxis in a population at high risk for HIV, a Johns Hopkins outreach program shows.
Medscape Medical News



Too Many HIV-Positive Youth in U.S. Do Not Notify Past PartnersToo Many HIV-Positive Youth in U.S. Do Not Notify Past Partners

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 22:33:00 EST

Nearly one in four youth living with HIV in the U.S. don’t notify sex or drug-use partners about potential HIV exposure - despite medical professionals and others urging them to do so, a study of teens and young adults suggests.
Reuters Health Information



HIV Vaccine Boost Induces Significant Antibody ResponseHIV Vaccine Boost Induces Significant Antibody Response

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 19:06:45 EST

An additional dose of HIV vaccine MVA-B four years after the last immunization induces significant immune responses in healthy volunteers, researchers from Spain report.
Reuters Health Information