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  • Ben, It looks like patient is from West Africa, and the mode of transmission was postulated to be a tainted blood transfusion in the early 80s. So, the + HIV 2 confirmatory antibody test could certainly be a true +. Perhaps it would help to repeat ...

  • HIV-2 is endemic to l only to western and ventral Africa and is much harder to transmit than HIV-1. It's even theorized it might eradicate itself over time because it's harder to transmit. Given the higher rates of false positive differentiation assay ...

  • So there you have it - different and probably a false positive. ------------------------------ Sara Back North Central Bronx Hospital New York NY ------------------------------

  • Where are you located? Your local lab did HIV-2 VL? Maybe you can call them and see what they say about the HIV2 VL that they do? I would imagine that you could send it to Wadsworth. Why dont you call the hotline and find out if your State Lab does ...

  • Hi, yes, I sent it to Wadsworth lab.

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    Good afternoon all! I like to share with the larger group a newsletter that went out to all PA Members 2 weeks ago. I want to keep everyone abreast of the great things happening within the PA Committee! see below --

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    Hello everyone, As Pharmacists across the country prepare to furnish PEP and Prep, I wanted to share my recent presentation with Dr. Keith Yoshizuka. The goal of the presentation was to discuss California's SB 159 (HIV: preexposure and postexposure ...

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    Hi all, Please take a few minutes to complete the AETC HIV Workforce Survey. It takes about 10 minutes. It will provide valuable information about our aging workforce (you know it's true!) and how to keep a vital HIV workforce for the future. So far the ...

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    Good morning. A 82 year old female patient of mine is relocating to live with her daughter. She will be relocating to 28371 zip code or Fayetteville, NC. I checked the referral database and mostly saw providers in Durham NC. I am wondering of if ...

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    Dear Pharmacists, Please see below request from our colleagues: We are seeking pharmacists who practice in hepatitis C virus (HCV) management to participate in this survey. The purpose of this survey is to further characterize the national HCV workforce ...

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