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Blog category: New knowledge

Higher risk of HPV vaccine failure in the first two years for women living with HIV

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Women living with HIV are more likely to be infected with the human papillomavirus (the virus that causes cervical cancer). Not only is HPV infection double in women living with HIV compared to women without HIV, but...

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Effect of opioid-substitution therapy and mental health counseling on HIV risk among hepatitis C-infected individuals

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV infection commonly co-occur because of shared transmission routes and risk behaviors. HIV infection among individuals living with HCV is a major predictor of morbidity and mortality....

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HPV testing detects cervical pre-cancer earlier than the Pap smear

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Virtually all cases of cervical cancer are caused by high-risk HPV types. In most cases, HPV is transient and spontaneously regresses without any implications. In a small percentage of the population, an HPV...

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Help UBC recruit for a study into young men's sexual lives

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STI/HIV incidence continues to rise, particularly among subgroups of young men who have sex with men.

New STI/HIV interventions are being created to address the escalating needs of young men. However, few...

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Optimal strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of acute or chronic hepatitis B infection in British Columbia

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Hepatitis B (HBV) is a vaccine-preventable infection. People who have not been vaccinated, however, may become infected through contact with the body fluids of an HBV-infected person.

While the early stages of...

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