• Additional dose of measles vaccine unnecessary in patients with HIV

    5 days ago - By Healio

    Findings from a systematic review of published studies showed there is no need for an additional dose of measles vaccine in HIV-infected adolescents and adults.
    According to Gideon Loevinsohn, PhD, and fellow researchers from Johns Hopkins University, the review found no difference in measles seroprevalence between HIV-infected and -uninfected patients - “no evidence of a population-specific immunity gap among adolescents and adults infected with HIV,” they wrote - and showed that patients had a low immune response to vaccination.
    The findings were used as the basis of a
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  • Money ills add to cancer struggle

    5 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    One in five cancer patients could be experiencing financial difficulties because of their care needs, according to new research.
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  • Researchers examine why HIV-infected patients have higher rates of cancer

    5 days ago - By News Medical

    AIDS patients suffer higher rates of cancer because they have fewer T-cells in their bodies to fight disease. But new research examines why HIV-infected patients have higher rates of cancer-among the leading causes of death among that population-than the general population.
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