There is a lack of consensus among experts and professional organizations whether HCV screening in pregnant women should be risk based or universal.
Adolescents infected with HIV have a greater risk for psychiatric hospitalizations compared with those not infected with HIV.
Children infected with hepatitis C face environmental, provider, and system-based challenges, such as underreporting.
There is an opportunity to improve HCV treatment rates for people who inject drugs by integrating DAA therapy into current models of community-based addiction.
Numerous barriers to palliative care in patients living with HIV have been identified.
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.
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.