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Hepatitis C testing in gay and bisexual men with HIV below target, US study finds

The findings are published in the journal Open Forum Infectious Diseases. Hepatitis C can be cured by a short course of direct-acting antiviral treatment and the World Health Organization has set targets for testing and treatment coverage by 2030 with the aim of eliminating hepatitis C. Left undiagnosed and untreated, hepatitis C may eventually lead… Read More »

Hospital margins hit hard by pandemic, but CARES Act provided huge relief, Moody’s finds

Dive Brief: A new report from Moody’s Investors Service concluded that non-profit and public hospital margins have declined but liquidity has improved during the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily due to advanced Medicare payments under the relief provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. However, overall cash flow slumped. The acuity of inpatients also… Read More »

Study Finds Growing Acceptance of COVID Vaccine by U.S. Health Care Workers

TUESDAY, March 23, 2021 — Health care workers were just as uneasy as everyone else when COVID-19 vaccines were about to be approved in the United States, with large numbers hesitant to take the shot in early December, a new study reveals. But that hesitancy dwindled over the next few weeks, as health system employees… Read More »

CDC study finds nursing home residents who appear to have recovered from Covid were reinfected with an even worse case

A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta. Tami Chappell | Reuters A new CDC study found that some elderly who apparently recovered from the coronavirus later came down with a second, even worse infection — indicating that asymptomatic or mild cases may not provide a lot of… Read More »

Meta-analysis finds no real difference in safety and effectiveness between tenofovir formulations

There are no real differences between tenofovir formulations – tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) – in terms of viral suppression and bone and renal safety, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in AIDS. The newer formulation of the drug (TAF) only showed superiority in terms of efficacy, and then to a modest… Read More »