Self-Swabbing Increases STD Screens

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  The number of cases of syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea increased from 2014 to 2015 in North Carolina. This prompted a multidisciplinary group in the UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic to introduce several interventions, including self-swabbing, to screen more patients for sexually transmitted diseases. The ID Clinic inside the NC Memorial Hospital on Carolina’s campus is… Read More

UNC to Test Injectable Long-Acting Implant to Prevent HIV

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Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new implantable drug delivery system for long-lasting HIV-prevention. Scientists in the UNC School of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy are developing an… Read More