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1 A comparative study of patients knowledge about hepatitis C in the United States and in urban and rural China Hepatology International, August 1, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Effect of tesamorelin on visceral fat and liver fat in HIV-infected patients with abdominal fat accumulation: A randomized clinical trial JAMA, August 1, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Proton pump inhibitor use significantly increases the risk of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in 1965 patients with cirrhosis and ascites: a propensity score matched cohort study Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, August 1, 2014    Clinical Article

4 CMV co-infection is associated with increased risk of Severe non-AIDS events in a large cohort of HIV-infected patients The Journal of Infectious Diseases, August 1, 2014

5 Praziquantel, mefloquine-praziquantel, and mefloquine-artesunate-praziquantel against Schistosoma haematobium: A randomized, exploratory, open-label trial Full Text PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, August 1, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Meta-analysis shows that infants who have suffered neonatal sepsis face an increased risk of mortality and severe complications Acta Pediatrica, August 1, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

7 HCV RNA viral load is independent from CD4 cell count and plasma HIV RNA viral load in immunocompetent HIV-HCV co-infected patients: A 3-years follow-up study Full Text AIDS Research and Therapy, August 1, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Socioeconomic-related risk and sexually transmitted infection among African-American adolescent females Journal of Adolescent Health, August 1, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Sexually transmitted infections and prostate cancer risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis Cancer Epidemiology, August 1, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

10 Potential role of F18 FDG PET-CT as an imaging biomarker for the noninvasive evaluation in uncomplicated skeletal tuberculosis: A prospective clinical observational study European Spine Journal, August 1, 2014    Clinical Article

11 The roles of epithelial cell contact, respiratory bacterial interactions and phosphorylcholine in promoting biofilm formation by Streptococcus pneumoniae and nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae Microbes and Infection, August 1, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Probability of a false negative HIV antibody test result during the window period: A tool for pre- and post-test counselling International Journal of STD & AIDS, August 1, 2014    Review Article

13 Neonatal herpes simplex virus type 1 infection and Jewish ritual circumcision with oral suction: A systematic review Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, August 1, 2014    Review Article

14 Quantifying the burden of hospital-acquired bloodstream infection in children in England by estimating excess length of hospital stay and mortality using a multistate analysis of linked, routinely collected data Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, August 1, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Physiotherapy for people living with HIV AIDS Full Text HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care, August 1, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Necrotizing fasciitis associated with pregnancy: A population-based cohort study Full Text Infectious Diseases and Therapy, August 1, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Active surveillance and decolonization without isolation is effective in preventing MRSA transmission in the psychiatry units Full Text Open Forum Infectious Diseases, August 1, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Mortality associated with pulmonary hypertension in congenital rubella syndrome Pediatrics, August 1, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Safety of pertussis vaccination in pregnant women in UK: observational study BMJ, August 1, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Type I interferon rapidly restricts infectious hepatitis C virus particle genesis Hepatology, August 1, 2014    Clinical Article

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Short-term valacyclovir therapy does not reduce HIV acquisition risk in HSV-2 infected women

As reported in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, short-term treatment of HSV-2 infected, HIV non-infected women (n=30) with valacyclovir (1 g qd x 2 months) had no effect on cervical CD4+ T cells, dendritic cells, or pro-inflammatory cytokines, but increased CCR5 (HIV co-receptor) and CD69 (activation marker).

Chronic HCV infections are under-reported

As reported in Clinical Infectious Diseases, of 12M death certificates only one-fifth of the 0.5% of patients with HCV had HCV listed on the death certificate. Moreover, two-thirds of the patients had pre-mortem signs of chronic liver disease.

Pre-treatment with EPA decreases incidence of IFN-?-induced depression

As reported in Biological Psychiatry, pre-treatment of HCV-infected patients (n=162) with EPA for 2 weeks resulted in a decreased incidence of IFN-α-induced depression at 24 weeks compared to placebo (10% vs. 30%), and a delayed onset of depression (12.0 weeks vs. 5.3 weeks).


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