Researcher focused on HIV and STD prevention in women will lead UAB School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases.
Published in Faculty Excellence
UAB is recruiting postpartum women who are still lactating, for a study on the effects of the antiretroviral drug used to prevent HIV transmission.
February 03, 2016

Zika answers

UAB's David Freedman, M.D., a professor of infectious diseases and a leading expert on international medicine and emerging diseases, discusses the Zika virus, touching on who is at risk, how to prevent infection and the likelihood of an United States outbreak.
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A UAB study reconfirms that single-dose azithromycin remains an effective treatment for chlamydia, especially when drug adherence is an issue.
The Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization shares Caribbean culture and is a resource for area students from the Caribbean.
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A UAB/Children’s of Alabama/Cincinnati Children’s study finds genetic risk for fatal inflammatory disorder linked to viral infection.
UAB researchers collaborated on a study showing a blood test for chlamydia might be valuable in screening infertile women for pregnancy outcomes.
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.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
For people living with HIV/AIDS, coming to regular medical visits is critical to keeping viral load suppressed.
Published in Service to Community
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.
Published in News You Can Use
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.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
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