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Study Finds Only Half of Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy Receive Recommended Regimens
Patients on non-recommended treatment regimens are less likely to achieve viral suppression and more likely to report side effects.
Researchers report that waiting more than 2 years between HIV screenings is associated with double the rate of AIDS by CD4+ criteria at the time of HIV diagnosis when compared with more frequent testing.
The new guidelines provide important updates in four key areas, including behavioral screening for possible HIV transmission, sexually transmitted disease screening and treatment, HIV partner services, and referral for medical and social services.
Study results suggest that maintaining proper weight is not just associated with better disease outcomes but also less pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Researchers reported that treatment with isotretinoin is not only associated with significant clinical improvement in patients with moderate to severe acne, but it also did not cause worsening of depression or suicidal thoughts in any of the patients in the study.
Leadership instruction should be made a standard part of every doctor’s training if we are going to adapt to changing circumstances and lead the reformation of healthcare in the 21st century.
As a medical epidemiologist for Long-term Care in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Nimalie Stone ensures seven core elements of stewardship are maintained throughout longterm care: leadership commitment, accountability, drug expertise, action, tracking, reporting, and education.

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