A UAB expert recommends international travelers consult with a physician four to six weeks prior to travel and learn medical risks and how to prevent illness while abroad. 

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High mosquito and human population densities, combined with mosquito breeding conditions, are the central cause for Zika virus.
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A UAB physician provides information on risks, recommendations and effects of Zika virus for pregnant women.
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UAB has received a grant to develop and implement Ebola and infectious disease training to further protect health care and public safety workers.
Researchers from UAB, Emory and Microsoft demonstrate that HIV has evolved to be pre-adapted to the immune response, worsening clinical outcomes in newly infected patients.
Antibiotic use in acute and long-term care facilities is a focus of UAB’s antibiotic stewardship program.
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UAB professor leads study in Brazil to help further understand the effects of Zika virus during pregnancy.
An international clinical trial for a new HIV antibody, VRC01 begins in late spring at UAB as part of the Antibody Mediated Prevention study.
Part of the challenge is to do a better job of helping patients make their own, well-informed choices.
UAB assistant professor leads the way in providing therapy for HIV patients with chronic pain.
Couples needed for study on the prevention of bacterial vaginosis between women and their male counterparts.
Researcher focused on HIV and STD prevention in women will lead UAB School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases.
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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.

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