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People at lower risk may not need an updated booster, but without a CDC recommendation, insurance companies wouldn’t have to cover it.
The confusion about what’s true—and who’s telling the truth—is of critical importance to public health.
These dates represent milestones in the HIV epidemic. To learn more about the history of HIV and AIDS, visit poz.com/aidsiseveryday.
The American Red Cross started screening all donors using a questionnaire to evaluate behavior-based risk. Folks on PrEP may not donate.
While expensive new drugs are developed, thousands of people can’t get a drug like cisplatin that costs as little as $6 a dose.
But people who use PrEP cannot donate.
The share of kindergartners receiving the usual round of required vaccines dropped in the 2021-2022 school year.
Although decades ago the THC content of weed was commonly less than 1.5%, today many varieties contain more than 30% THC.
People 65 and older and immunocompromised people can get a second bivalent booster; most unvaccinated people now need only one initial shot.
The smartphone as a diagnostic tool is a work in progress.
Researchers with the Food and Drug Administration looked at women’s participation in Phase III antiretroviral therapy trials since 2010.
Monoclonal antibodies used to prevent COVID-19 in immunocompromised people aren’t active against new virus variants.
HIV treatment has greatly improved over the past 36 years.
Older people, immunocompromised people and those with underlying health conditions can benefit most from additional shots.
Updated Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna bivalent boosters contain spike proteins from the original and BA.4 and BA.5 omicron variants.
Having eased its ban on blood donations from gay and bi men in 2020, the FDA may soon use a questionnaire to assess individual risk.
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