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Technology's Role in the Future of AIDS Care
The fight against the AIDS epidemic has made huge strides in recent years but there is still much more work to be done. What role technology will play in that effort has yet to be determined.
There are several areas of the country with the AIDS epidemic remains to be a problem. Both minorities and those in the southern states are seeing a continued problem with the disease while the northern states are seeing improvements in the numbers.
As the battle against the AIDS epidemic continues a project funded by the National Institutes of Health is looking at different ways to use technology to help in the prevention and care of HIV and AIDS.
Treating prison inmates for hepatitis C infection is a key to ending the spread of the disease. A UK study found treatment works best when it can be completed before a prisoner is released or transferred.
Hepatitis C has seven genotypes. Researchers in China looked at the geographic distribution of genotypes among people co-infected with hep C and HIV.
Asthma patients who are younger, have poor mental health, or are recently diagnosed have greater treatment needs,a German study found.
The use of preconditioned mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) may offer a new, safer alternative to other cellular therapies used for tissue regeneration, according to recent study.
The Penn Medicine clinical trial uses kidneys from deceased donors who were infected with the hepatitis C virus. The first person in the trial received a kidney transplant in July and then underwent treatment with a regimen of Zepatier, one of the direct acting antiviral drugs approved recently to treat the virus.
In a potential future where 3D printing plays a large role in hospital medicine, pliable, bio-adaptive, custom bone transplants could be quickly printed using a new "ink" developed by researchers at Northwestern.

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