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Study Examines Incentives to Increase Medical Male Circumcision to Help Reduce Risk of HIV

Among uncircumcised men in Kenya, compensation in the form of food vouchers worth approximately U.S. $9 or $15, compared with lesser or no compensation, resulted in a modest increase in the prevalence of circumcision after 2 months, according to a...
17-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Study Examines Rate of HIV Diagnosis in U.S.

The annual HIV diagnosis rate in the U.S. decreased more than 30 percent from 2002-2011, with declines observed in several key populations, although increases were found among certain age groups of men who have sex with men, especially young men,...
17-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Combination Treatment for Hep C Associated With Favorable Response Among HIV Patients

HIV-infected patients also infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) who received a combination of the medications sofosbuvir plus ribavirin had high rates of sustained HCV virologic response 12 weeks after cessation of therapy, according to a study in...
17-Jul-2014 3:05 PM EDT

Offering Option of Initial HIV Care at Home Increases Use of Antiretroviral Therapy

Among adults in the African country of Malawi offered HIV self-testing, optional home initiation of care compared with standard HIV care resulted in a significant increase in the proportion of adults initiating antiretroviral therapy, according to a...
17-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Study Examines Effect on Pregnancy of Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy for Prevention of HIV

Among heterosexual African couples in which the male was HIV positive and the female was not, receipt of antiretroviral pre-exposure preventive (PrEP) therapy did not result in significant differences in pregnancy incidence, birth outcomes, and...
17-Jul-2014 3:15 PM EDT

Growth Hormone Analog May Reduce Risk of Fatty Liver Disease in HIV-Infected Patients

In a preliminary study, HIV-infected patients with excess abdominal fat who received the growth hormone-releasing hormone analog tesamorelin for 6 months experienced modest reductions in liver fat, according to a study in the July 23/30 issue of...
17-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Study Finds Decrease in Incidence of Stroke, Subsequent Death

In a study that included a large sample of black and white U.S. adults from several communities, rates of stroke incidence and subsequent death decreased from 1987 to 2011, with decreases varying across age-groups, according to a study in the July...
11-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Telecare Intervention Improves Chronic Pain

A telephone-delivered intervention, which included automated symptom monitoring, produced clinically meaningful improvements in chronic musculoskeletal pain compared to usual care, according to a study in the July 16 issue of JAMA.
11-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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