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Skin Test Can Predict Remissions in Urticaria
Chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) typically lasts one to five years. Nevertheless, in 14% of CIU patients, the disease lasts longer than five years, and few predictors of its remission rate are available. However, a pair of Thai investigators recently showed that the results of two simple skin tests could predict two-year remission rates in patients with CIU.
Why do many men decline to use the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) (Truvada) to reduce their high risk of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection? A new survey study out of the United Kingdom may have some of the answers.
The United Kingdom and Ireland have reached a record low rate of perinatal HIV transmissions.
Vicki Lawrence, the Carol Burnett Show actress and singer behind "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia," recently became a spokeswoman for a sponsored chronic idiopathic urticaria resource, and spoke in a new interview about the self-blame associated with skin diseases.
Researchers have been exploring the “shock and kill” method to get rid of the virus for good, but a new study warns that the strategy could make things even worse.
As December 1 marks World AIDS Day, researchers report on the latest prevention and diagnosis strategies as well as a threat in the quest to eradicate the disease.
Although antiretroviral therapy is effective in suppressing HIV-1 replication, it does not eradicate the virus and it requires lifelong adherence to the therapy. Authors of a new study say that bNAbs may be the key.
With sexual activity being a leading cause of HIV infection, researchers from the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) in Barcelona, Spain aimed to find how dolutegravir impacts the risk of HIV transmission.
Healthcare workers might be expected to have the facts on HIV transmission rates. A study showed that at a Kansas tertiary care hospital, more than a quarter of workers who answered a survey harbored misconceptions.

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