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Fighting childhood infectious disease, lessons from COVID-19

...really didn't understand how HIV impacted children and pregnant women. So, when I came to Stanford in 1988, I set up the first HIV program for children and developed the...

...really didn't understand how HIV impacted children and pregnant women. So, when I came to Stanford in 1988, I set up the first HIV program for children and developed the...

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Bill, supported by Stanford doctor, guards against hepatitis

...right after birth.   It's a big problem worldwide, too. About 300 million people globally have hepatitis B, and 60 million have hepatitis C, compared to 40 million with HIV....

...right after birth.   It's a big problem worldwide, too. About 300 million people globally have hepatitis B, and 60 million have hepatitis C, compared to 40 million with HIV....

Universal hepatitis B screenings can save lives and cut costs, study says

...that attacks the liver. That's some 210 million more than the number of people infected with HIV, according to the World Health Organization. If left untreated, 1 in 4 people...

...that attacks the liver. That's some 210 million more than the number of people infected with HIV, according to the World Health Organization. If left untreated, 1 in 4 people...

New course aims to improve care for the LGBTQ+ community

Researchers at Stanford Medicine launched a new online course that aims to address a gap in medical education when it comes to LGBTQ+ health, which has historically focused on HIV...

Researchers at Stanford Medicine launched a new online course that aims to address a gap in medical education when it comes to LGBTQ+ health, which has historically focused on HIV...

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Expanded opioid addiction care could save lives, cut costs, study shows

...realized the opioid epidemic was threatening the hard-fought gains in the prevention and control of HIV and the hepatitis C virus. The project was supported by a MERIT award from...

...realized the opioid epidemic was threatening the hard-fought gains in the prevention and control of HIV and the hepatitis C virus. The project was supported by a MERIT award from...

Community bonds help barbers improve health for Black men

...through their barbers has grown in popularity. Black barbers have become mental health advocates, held screenings for diabetes in their shops and given advice on HIV, prostate cancer, nutrition and...

...through their barbers has grown in popularity. Black barbers have become mental health advocates, held screenings for diabetes in their shops and given advice on HIV, prostate cancer, nutrition and...

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Best of 2020: Stanford Medicine’s top podcasts

...distribution of coronavirus vaccines is ramping up, it's interesting to look back on Pulendran's explanations of how vaccines help us build antibodies against viruses, and why an effective HIV vaccine...

...distribution of coronavirus vaccines is ramping up, it's interesting to look back on Pulendran's explanations of how vaccines help us build antibodies against viruses, and why an effective HIV vaccine...

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Stanford Medicine magazine’s top reads of 2020

...in the pandemic he thought, "Oh, this is just a typical viral thing." As a co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, and a pioneering HIV researcher, Piot thought he knew viruses....

...in the pandemic he thought, "Oh, this is just a typical viral thing." As a co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, and a pioneering HIV researcher, Piot thought he knew viruses....

Famous microbiologist experiences ‘revenge of the viruses’

...survived, some symptoms from the disease might never go away. A microbiologist, Piot is known for co-discovering the Ebola virus in Africa and for leading research on the HIV/AIDS virus....

...survived, some symptoms from the disease might never go away. A microbiologist, Piot is known for co-discovering the Ebola virus in Africa and for leading research on the HIV/AIDS virus....

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A Stanford virus expert combats the COVID-19 pandemic

...the university's main scientific spokesperson for the media. To perform all those jobs, she's drawn on her decades of experience fighting other viral outbreaks, including HIV, polio, measles and Ebola....

...the university's main scientific spokesperson for the media. To perform all those jobs, she's drawn on her decades of experience fighting other viral outbreaks, including HIV, polio, measles and Ebola....

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Reducing surgical site infections in low-resource settings

...the wound. "Patient factors" include delay in access to surgical care but also patients who are immunicompromised due to conditions, such as obesity or HIV. "Surgical factors" -- lapses of...

...the wound. "Patient factors" include delay in access to surgical care but also patients who are immunicompromised due to conditions, such as obesity or HIV. "Surgical factors" -- lapses of...

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Investigating COVID-19’s impact on LGBTQ+ health

...as a higher prevalence of chronic illnesses, including asthma, diabetes, eating disorders, anxiety and depression (largely from societal stigma and discrimination), and HIV. However, it's hard to quantify the impact...

...as a higher prevalence of chronic illnesses, including asthma, diabetes, eating disorders, anxiety and depression (largely from societal stigma and discrimination), and HIV. However, it's hard to quantify the impact...

Enlisting the entire immune system strengthens potency of HIV vaccines in development

...infection by HIV. This revelation may also inform efforts to develop vaccines that protect against many other pathogens, including the virus responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic. HIV is the...

...infection by HIV. This revelation may also inform efforts to develop vaccines that protect against many other pathogens, including the virus responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic. HIV is the...

Life After Shelter In Place: Part II

...years, worked to answer important questions about HIV/AIDS and the human immune system.  I am also reminded of the critical role of public health in educating the public about HIV/AIDS,...

...years, worked to answer important questions about HIV/AIDS and the human immune system.  I am also reminded of the critical role of public health in educating the public about HIV/AIDS,...

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What’s a virus, anyway? Part 2: How coronaviruses infect us — and how viruses created us

...mutation-prone that you need two or three antivirals at once to defeat their escape," as in the case of HIV therapy, Carette said. The experimental antiviral drug remdesivir, now being...

...mutation-prone that you need two or three antivirals at once to defeat their escape," as in the case of HIV therapy, Carette said. The experimental antiviral drug remdesivir, now being...

What’s a virus, anyway? Part 1: The bare-bones basics

...viruses have envelopes, as do coronaviruses, herpesviruses and HIV. Rhinoviruses, which are responsible for most common colds, and polioviruses don't. Here's a practical takeaway: Enveloped viruses particularly despise soap because...

...viruses have envelopes, as do coronaviruses, herpesviruses and HIV. Rhinoviruses, which are responsible for most common colds, and polioviruses don't. Here's a practical takeaway: Enveloped viruses particularly despise soap because...