Public gaining AIDS smarts, but misinformation persists
Public knowledge of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) continues to increase. AIDS education programs, news reports and personal experiences have contributed to public awareness of the disease. A survey shows that many Americans agree on methods for combating AIDS, yet condom distribution in schools remains a controversial issue. Many at-risk Americans remain uninformed about the disease despite widespread awareness.
Publication Name: American Medical News
Neutropenia is a risk factor for gram-negative bacillus bacteremia in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients: results of a nested case-control study
Researchers conducted a study to explore the relationship between neutropenia and bacteremia due to Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, or Pseudomonas aeruginosa among HIV patients. Participants included 1,645 HIV-infected patients. They identified 44 incident cases of bacteremia. After covariates adjustment, the estimated odds ratio for the effect of neutropenia during the 7 days preceding the index date was 8.1.
Publication Name: American Journal of Epidemiology
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