In JAMA Viewpoint, Edward W. Hook III, M.D., says doctors and patients must be willing to talk about sex if we are to decrease the nation’s rate of sexually transmitted infections.

HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death worldwide for women ages 15-44 years, and UAB serves as a site for the latest study by the Microbicide Trials Network, which has previously studied this new approach with positive results in other female age groups.

Michael Saag, M.D., spreads message from first book to TEDxBirmingham attendees; says three lessons can help enact change.

Kidney recipients infected only with HIV do as well as uninfected recipients, but HIV-infected recipients co-infected with hepatitis C virus have poorer outcomes.
Harvey Makadon, M.D., director of the National LGBT Health Education Center at the Fenway Institute, will be at UAB on March 11.
In a New England Journal of Medicine editorial, UAB expert Michael Saag, M.D., says a better understanding of stigma and behavior are needed for HIV prevention.
UAB’s Jessica Merlin is recognized as an inspirational leader for her work managing chronic pain in patients with HIV.
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Jessica Merlin, M.D., MBA, is an assistant professor at UAB, and blogs about the diverse food scene in Birmingham in her spare time.
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Hospitals remain alert and ready after a confirmed U.S. hospital-identified case of imported Ebola associated with the ongoing West African outbreak makes news in Dallas.
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For people living with HIV/AIDS, coming to regular medical visits is critical to keeping viral load suppressed.
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Though kids often stay on track with receiving vaccines due to school requirements, with no system in place, adult rates remain low, according to one UAB expert.
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Michael Saag, M.D., helped transform the deadliest virus in human history into a manageable chronic disease, and he is now receiving a top honor.
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UAB’s Michael Saag, M.D., served as co-chair of a panel of 27 liver and infectious diseases experts to develop Hepatitis C guidance for clinicians that will live online.
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UAB researchers say that antibiotics continue to be inappropriately used in emergency rooms despite worries over antibiotic resistance.
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Cobbs offered founding leadership to the Division of Infectious Diseases.

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Five UAB schools are among Top 10 in the nation, said U.S. News & World Report.

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New round of travel awards designed to drive new research collaborations and increase researchers’ sense of mission.

Awards were given in four key areas — clinical care, medical education, laboratory research and patient-oriented research projects.

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Because most years see low incidence rates of West Nile, vaccine research is challenging; UAB experts say reach for the DEET.

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Pappas will be the inaugural holder of an endowed professorship in infectious diseases.

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