Tori Rodriguez, MA, LPC

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Clinical Significance of the Isolated Anti-HBc Serologic Pattern

Clinical Significance of the Isolated Anti-HBc Serologic Pattern

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A serological pattern called isolated anti-HBc, characterized by the presence of hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc) and the absence of hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis B surface antibody, is explored further in the Q&A.

Identifying the Source of <i>C difficile</i> in Hospitalized Patients

Identifying the Source of C difficile in Hospitalized Patients

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Clostridium difficile is the most common cause of healthcare-associated infections, with as many as 500,000 cases occurring annually in the United States. Efforts to prevent transmission within hospitals typically focus on patients with symptomatic Clostridium difficile infection.

Insight Into the HIV Self-Testing Debate

Insight Into the HIV Self-Testing Debate

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Although the CDC recommends routine HIV screening for all people age 13-64 years, numerous barriers to HIV testing in healthcare settings have been identified, including lack of access and fear of stigma and discrimination.

Influence of Vitamin D in HIV Infection

Influence of Vitamin D in HIV Infection

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The connection between vitamin D deficiency and the incidence and severity of HIV is examined in a featured article.

Exploring the Link Between Persistent Infection and Mood Disorders

Exploring the Link Between Persistent Infection and Mood Disorders

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It has been proposed that inflammation stemming from persistent pathogens may influence the development of mood disorders.

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