Tori Rodriguez, MA, LPC

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HCV in Older Adults: Effects of Prolonged Infection, Aging-Related Mechanisms, and Treatment

HCV in Older Adults: Effects of Prolonged Infection, Aging-Related Mechanisms, and Treatment

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Despite worse outcomes in older adults, treatment efficacy and safety of direct-acting antivirals appear to be similar between older adults and younger patients, based on limited available data. Age should not be considered a barrier to treatment in older HCV-infected adults.

HIV in Neonates: Additional Treatment Options Needed

HIV in Neonates: Additional Treatment Options Needed

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The goal of ART in neonates has expanded from reducing morbidity and mortality to the possibility of facilitating remission, but further research is needed to advance this goal, and additional treatment options are also needed for this population.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation May Improve HIV-Associated Depression

Vagus Nerve Stimulation May Improve HIV-Associated Depression

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Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation could provide a safe alternative treatment in HIV-depression by targeting both depression and other comorbidities that can burden people living with HIV.

Healthcare Inequality in America: What Are the Contributing Factors?

Healthcare Inequality in America: What Are the Contributing Factors?

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Differences in life expectancy have widened between wealthy and low-income Americans: the poorest 1% of citizens have a life expectancy 10.1 years and 14.6 years shorter for women and men, respectively, compared with the richest 1%.

Can the Influenza Vaccine Prevent Acute Otitis Media?

Can the Influenza Vaccine Prevent Acute Otitis Media?

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Vaccination may confer modest reductions in acute otitis media (AOM) and AOM-targeted antibiotic use but use of influenza vaccine as a strategy to reduce AOM is likely unjustified.

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