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A UAB infectious diseases physician breaks down what you need to know about flu, RSV and COVID as people navigate colder months and have exposure to these viruses.
Analysis of a survey of 18,041 people in rural KwaZulu-Natal revealed a discrepancy between the ability of the South African health system to respond to the health needs of people with communicable diseases and the health needs of people with non-communicable diseases.
Some PD-1+CXCR5+CD4+ T cells will become germinal center-Tfh cells that are essential for B cells to become high-affinity antibody-producing cells. Others do not take that path, instead becoming memory T cells.
Today the National Institutes of Health has announced that UAB’s own Jeanne Marrazzo, M.D., has been selected to succeed Anthony Fauci, M.D., as the next director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) this fall. 
The NIH grants will fund two studies evaluating the role of behavioral, geographic and demographic vulnerabilities in relation to HIV acquisitions among cis- and transgender women in the South.
The study found that using a vaginal swab was more accurate than using urine for three types of sexually transmitted infections.
These effector memory B cells appear poised for a rapid serum antibody response upon secondary challenge one year later, and evidence shows that the cells in this subset differ from all previously described memory B cell subsets.
Hold onto your stomachs, folks. Norovirus is back and ready to spoil the party with its infamous symptoms.
The Alabama Department of Public Health shows widespread flu activity in all areas of the state. UAB’s Rachael Lee, M.D., urges the public to enact preventive measures to slow the spread of flu, and to ease the burden on health care systems.
Wong received the award for her research, titled “Interactions between the human host and M.tb during subclinical tuberculosis.”
The UAB Center for AIDS Research excels in partnering with local organizations and public health agencies to develop, evaluate and implement interventions to improve HIV prevention, testing, linkage, and adherence to care and treatment.
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