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Boosting HIV screening can increase survival and is cost effective

...idity and mortality," said Paltiel. "It has a long asymptomatic phase, which can be diagnosed using very effective, inexpensive tests. Most importantly, early detection speeds linkage to proven, life-prolonging care and effective counseling to prevent further transmission." Rochelle Walensky, assistant professor...

Infants With Rare Genetic Disease Saved by Cord Blood Stem Cells

...dren with rare diseases. In the new study, eleven asymptomatic newborns (ages 12 to 44 days) and 14 symptomatic i...d" or took hold in all of the patients. All of the asymptomatic newborns survived transplant, whereas only 43 percent of the symptomatic babies survived, the study ...

First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched

...e vast majority (155) in the UK. Since vCJD can be asymptomatic for about 10 to 16 years, there is no accurate way...able diagnostic tests sensitive enough to identify asymptomatic vCJD infected people. Measures to Safeguard the Blood Supply Since vCJD emerged, the UK has taken s...

Infants with Rare Genetic Disease Saved By Cord Blood Stem Cells

...dren with rare diseases. In the new study, eleven asymptomatic newborns (ages 12 to 44 days) and 14 symptomatic i...d" or took hold in all of the patients. All of the asymptomatic newborns survived transplant, whereas only 43 percent of the symptomatic babies survived, the study ...

Asymptomatic HIV babies could use earlier treatment

...versy in the literature as to whether infected but asymptomatic infants should be started on therapy right away,?s...val. “We’ve clearly shown that early treatment of asymptomatic infants—no matter what it is—makes a big difference in preventing or delaying the progression of the...

Forsyth scientists find three bacteria associated with oral cancer

...s because, in its early stages, oral cancer may be asymptomatic or mimic benign conditions, so those who have it do not seek dental or medical care. "A saliva test would be an easy, non-invasive way to diagnose or monitor patients." Until such a test exists, Mager added, "I cannot overemphasize how important it ...

New results validating Pall prion reduction filter disclosed at ISBT Congress

...ested positive for BSE. "Considering the lengthy, asymptomatic incubation period of vCJD in people, no one can accurately determine the magnitude of the next wave of an outbreak. Nor do we know how many people may be harboring the infectious prions and also donating blood," Ross explained. "Our goal is to work w...

HIV-1's high virulence might be an accident of evolution

...ctively convert the condition to the more chronic, asymptomatic infection seen in monkeys." Further studies by the team will examine whether SIVs carrying Nef genes artificially made incapable of limiting T cell activation might become more pathogenic in their natural monkey hosts. The group will also examine wh...

Viral marker of human migration suspect

...om parents to their children. Infection is usually asymptomatic unless a person has a weak immune system, in which case the virus can cause neurological disease. There are more than 14 subtypes of the virus, each primarily associated with different human populations such as African, Japanese, South Asian, and ...

Effective HIV control may depend on viral protein targeted by immune cells

...pecific CD8 response would probably translate into asymptomatic infection for more than a decade, compared with progression to AIDS within two to three years of infection in those with no Gag responses. The reason why patients?particular HLA Class I molecules are linked to different HIV disease outcomes now appe...

Bad blood between boys and girls

...birth of a boy in humans. Latent toxoplasmosis is asymptomatic but is usually a life-long infection characterised by the presence of anti-Toxoplasma antibodies in the blood. They analysed over 1800 clinical records of babies born between 1996-2004 in private maternity clinics in the Czech Republic. Women att...

An advanced genetic diagnostic method for multiple myeloma

...ake it possible to transform it into a chronic and asymptomatic pathology. ...

Anti-herpes treatment reduces HIV levels in women infected with both viruses

...atic reduction in the detection of symptomatic and asymptomatic presence of HSV-2. The effects appeared to gradually increase over the 3 month follow-up period, with no sign of abating.' These results indicate a new way to possibly reduce the sexual transmission of HIV from already infected individuals to their ...

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