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March 31, 2015

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Today's Featured Report
  Extrahepatic manifestations in chronic hepatitis C virus carriers.
Rosenthal E, Cacoub P.
Lupus. 2015 Apr;24(4-5):469-


Hepatitis C

Disease Management Update
  Impact of Gender on Long-Term Treatment Outcomes of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in the TREAT Asia HIV Observational Database.
Lee MP, Zhou J, Messerschmidt L, Honda M,  et al
AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2015 Mar 16.

Drug Update
  Tenofovir versus entecavir in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B with severe acute exacerbation.
Hung CH, Hu TH, Lu SN,  et al

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Mar 16. 


Diagnostic/Monitoring Update
  Comparison of 2 real-time PCR assays for diagnosis of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and non-HIV immunocompromised patients.
Montesinos I, Brancart F, Schepers K, et al
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2015 Mar 12



Marginalized Update
  Multiply disadvantaged: Health and service utilisation factors faced by homeless injecting drug consumers in Australia.
Whittaker E, Swift W, Roxburgh A, et al

Drug Alcohol Rev
. 2015 Mar 18.



US Update
  A pilot study to evaluate the magnitude of association of the use of electronic personal health records with patient activation and empowerment in HIV-infected veterans.
Crouch PC, Rose CD, Johnson M, Janson SL.
PeerJ. 2015 Mar 19;3:e852.

HIV Infection/Disease
Global Update
  Favourable IFNL3 Genotypes Are Associated with Spontaneous Clearance and Are Differentially Distributed in Aboriginals in Canadian HIV-Hepatitis C Co-Infected Individuals.
Moqueet N, Infante-Rivard C, Platt RW,  et al
Int J Mol Sci. 2015 Mar 20;16(3):6496-6512.

HIV/HCV Coinfection
Today's Video
How Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors Can Potentially Help in Research Focusing on a Cure for HIV
Dr. Jeffrey Lennox Emory-CDC HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Unit,
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