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Monkeypox in US: CDC monitoring 200 people in 27 states, other countries

While the delta variant and other issues have the coronavirus gaining renewed attention, U.S. health officials are also watching for signs of a possible outbreak of monkeypox, according to a report. Following an initial report of a patient being treated for monkeypox in Texas after arriving there from Nigeria earlier this month, officials with the… Read More »

Zambian study finds no link between HIV status and COVID-19 severity, but risk quadruples for people with severe HIV infection

Having HIV is not an independent risk factor for severe COVID-19 and death amongst patients hospitalised with COVID-19, according to a Zambian study published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. However, patients with more severe HIV infection are more likely to develop severe COVID-19 or die of COVID-19 compared to those without complications. “This… Read More »

New predictors for peripheral neuropathy found in study of people living with HIV

A study looking at peripheral neuropathy in people living with HIV has found links to both known and new variables including older age, longer duration of HIV infection, exposure to neurotoxic antiretrovirals and other chronic conditions. Dr Wei Tu’s research team at the University of Alberta used machine learning to improve data analysis. They found… Read More »