Mark L. Fuerst is a freelance health and medical writer for ConsultantLive, Rheumatology Network, Psychiatric Times, and other UBM publications. He writes about rheumatology, psychiatry, neurology, endocrinology, oncology, and men’s health.
A National Strategy to Eliminate Hepatitis
A new report from The National Academy of Sciences outlines specific actions you can take now to help reduce hepatitis B and C infections.
Alcohol Consumption Affects Mortality in HIV Infected Patients
Clinicians need to track not only current alcohol consumption among their HIV-infected patients—but also past use.
Engagement in HIV Care Can Mean Longer Life
Antiretroviral therapy has dramatically reduced AIDS-associated morbidity and mortality -- but only in those who know they are HIV positive and if they maintain sustained engagement with care.
Ischemic Stroke and Older AIDS Patients
The paradigm of HIV care is changing for aging patients. This study sheds new light.
HIV and Quality of Life
Turns out, older age may have its advantages when it comes to coping with HIV infection.
Online Calculator Personalizes PrEP Initiation
A new Web-based algorithm uses more refined criteria to better identify PrEP candidates at highest risk for HIV infection.
Older Adults and HIV: Don't Underestimate Risk
One in 6 new HIV diagnoses occurs in people over age 50. Are you routinely asking your older patients about their sexual history?
Early ART Decreases HIV Infections in Sexual Partners
Early ART was associated with a 93% lower risk of linked partner infection vs delayed ART.
Triple-drug ART Prevents Perinatal HIV Transmission
A new study supports use of 3-drug regimens for HIV-infected women during pregnancy but more research is needed on safety/efficacy.
Contraceptive Counseling Key for HIV-infected Girls
A new report aims to outline best practices in offering counseling and guidance to adolescents with HIV infection.