Hepatitis B Screening Before Cancer Therapy

“Most patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection do not know that they currently have or have had the infection,” explains Andrew S. Artz, MD, MS. “In patients whose immune systems are weakened—for example, due to...

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Growing Acceptance of Undetectable = Untransmittable

Several studies have provided consistent data on the effectiveness of viral suppression on HIV transmission, collectively observing more than 100,000 condomless anal and vaginal sex acts that resulted in zero HIV transmissions...

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The Link Between HPV & Psoriasis Risk

Emerging data have suggested a possible link between the development of plaque psoriasis and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. “There has been research suggesting that an HPV infection predominantly stimulates systemic...

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Prevalence of C. difficile Carriage & Progression

More than 400,000 cases of Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) and nearly 30,000 deaths from C. difficile-associated diarrhea are reported annually in the US. In the past, efforts to limit transmission have focused on...

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A Physician’s Guide to Surviving COVID Winter

H ow can you survive this winter holding on to your temper, family, and job? Look out for #1. That’s you. To care for others, you must care for yourself first. That’s not selfish. That’s smart. To protect those who need you, you...

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