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Older people, immunocompromised people and those with underlying health conditions can benefit most from additional shots.
Study findings suggest HCV-RNA-positive kidneys are not inferior in the direct-acting antiviral era.
The short treatment could make transplantation of organs from donors with HCV more safe, effective and economical.
The woman’s uninsured brother needed a liver transplant. She fought to get him on a donor list and a transplant.
The two live only two miles from each other.
Paragonix LUNGguard is temperature-controlled and keeps organs cold for more than 40 hours without ice.
A steep rise in drug overdose deaths during the pandemic led to greater availability of donor organs.
CoVac-1 induced T-cell responses in about 90% of immunocompromised people with impaired B-cell function.
While vaccination typically provides robust protection against severe disease, they’re less effective for immunocompromised people.
Immunocompromised people ages 12 and older are also eligible for an additional shot.
Protecting the immunocompromised is not only a matter of health equity, it’s critical to ending the pandemic.
The CDC’s move triggered mixed feelings from the public and laid bare a split within the health care community.
Transplant recipients, people with advanced HIV and certain people with cancer or autoimmune diseases can get an additional vaccine dose.
Boosters reduced the risk of hospitalization and death by about 80% for people with HIV, cancer, autoimmune conditions or organ transplants.
Boosters further reduce the risk of severe illness and can help curb coronavirus transmission.
Post-exposure and pre-exposure prophylaxis could be a game-changer for immunocompromised people.
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