Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in HIV & AIDS for June 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.
Updated Guidance Provided for Safe Solid Organ Transplantation
TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Updated recommendations for reducing transmission of HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) through transplantation include universal solid organ donor nucleic acid testing, according to research published in the June 26 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Affordable Care Act
FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
CDC: HIV Testing Occurs at <1 Percent of Physician Visits
THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — HIV testing occurs at less than 1 percent of physician office and emergency department visits and at less than 3 percent of community health center (CHC) visits, according to research published in the June 26 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Safety Climate Perceptions Linked to Health Provider Stress
MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Safety climate perceptions are associated with care practitioner-reported stress and job satisfaction, according to a study published in the May-June issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management.
Life Expectancy Gap Closing for Patients With HIV
FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Life expectancy of adults with HIV infection is nearing that of individuals without HIV infection, according to a study published online June 15 in JAMA Network Open.
Court Rules Against Drug Price Disclosures in TV Ads
THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. government does not have the legal authority to force drug companies to disclose prices in their TV ads, a federal appeals court says.
Risk Factors for Suicide ID’d in Health Care Professionals
THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for suicide have been identified among health care professionals, according to a study published online June 10 in JAMA Surgery.
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