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The Importance of Safe Spaces in Community-Based HIV Prevention
Ethnographic study findings indicate that safe spaces represent a promising but so far under-utilized part of community-based HIV prevention infrastructure.
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune system and has the power to cause additional conditions – including neurocognitive disorders.
Researchers have revealed the discovery of a new gene that allows bacteria to become resistant to colistin, considered the “last line of defense” to antibiotic resistance.
Researchers have developed a method to screen for hepatitis C using a urine test that is faster and cheaper than traditional blood tests.
In the past patients with alcoholic liver disease may not have been considered viable options for liver transplants. A recent study looked at whether an artificial device could help these patients return to a normal quality of life.
The FDA has approved a new indication for BioThrax (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed) to prevent disease following suspected or confirmed exposure to Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax disease.
The recent Escherichia coli (E. coli) outbreak associated with Chipotle has yet to be contained as it continues to move between the coasts.

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