Infection control and prevention (ICP) strategies represent an integral part of care for patients with oncologic diseases. Although the relevant guidelines often include established practices such as hand hygiene, barrier isolation, control of air quality, prevention of device-related infections, and prophylactic antifungal and antibiotic use, there are currently no consensus recommendations pertaining to ICP strategies…
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association was published in Circulation, with the purpose of providing a thorough review of available evidence on HIV-associated cardiovascular disease.
Researchers found data that showed infection-associated cancers are attributable to hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, human papillomaviruses, and the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Approximately half of all cancers in the United States are preventable. Also, the CDC suggests that identifying organ donors who are at high risk for oncoviruses and providing post-treatment to donor recipients for infection will mitigate oncovirus risks.
This article describes the populations at high risk for HIV infection and reports the results of a collaborative, multifaceted educational intervention designed to reduce the documented disparities related to HIV care and prevention.