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HIV can be prevented in high-risk individuals, such as those whose partners are infected, with the implementation of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). In this CME video series, experts will explain the scope of the problem of HIV infection, how to effectively use screening tools for identifying HIV infections in patients, and the roll that PrEP can play in preventing the spreading of infection.

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Sexual Health

Three British teens have invented a revolutionary condom that can change colors when it comes into contact with a sexually transmitted disease, according to CBS News. The young innovators proposed to cover the condoms with antibodies that would react with infectious fluids and change color in result. While their idea is still in the concept stage, a condom manufacturer has reportedly already contacted the boys with interest in bringing their idea to the market.


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A recent case study from the Yale School of Medicine has found that tofacitinib, a drug frequently used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, has successfully treated a patient’s vitiligo reports CBS News. The condition is characterized by loss of pigmentation in the skin and after five months of treatment the majority of the white spots on the patient’s skin were eliminated without any major side effects. While this case study offers potential to other vitiligo patients, further study regarding the overall safety and efficacy is warranted.


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According to NPR, only twenty percent of dialysis patients receive proper treatment and care which puts the 80,000 patients not receiving the standard of care at high risk for infection or other complications, according to a new study in JAMA Surgery. Only one in five new dialysis patients receives an arteriovenous fistula, the technique used to connect to a dialysis machine reducing the mortality rate by thirty to forty percent. Researchers suggested that fistulas were underused by doctors because of the minimal symptoms associated with kidney deterioration and that patients might avoid it because it requires needles during every round of dialysis. Dialysis errors have led to approximately fifteen thousands deaths each year and researchers hope these findings help eliminate this issue.


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Cancer Prevention

A study from the Journal of the American Medical Association has investigated the potential increased risk for melanoma in patients consuming erectile dysfunction medications like Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra, reports CBS News. The original review confirmed an increase in risk in those who took ED drugs; however, researchers proposed that the slight increase was more likely attributed to lifestyle differences such as more frequent tanning than actual causation.


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