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Ending the HIV Epidemic with the Help of Biomedical Prevention Interventions 

The medical science that has happened in the wake of the HIV epidemic has been nothing short of historic. Today, a person diagnosed with HIV at age 20 and taking current HIV medicines can live to age 70.1 Early treatment for HIV notonlyimproveshealthoutcomesbutcanalsoreducethe risk of onward transmission by 96 percent.2 Furthermore, we can biomedically prevent the acquisition of HIV among those at high risk by 92 percent.3 These groundbreaking medical advances have brought the end of the U.S. AIDS epidemic within our reach.

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Ending the HIV Epidemic with the Help of Biomedical Prevention Interventions article and to claim 1 AMA PRA Category 1 creditTM 

The Growth of Palliative Care 

United States, hospice is defined in federal and state law as palliative care for terminally ill persons with a limited life expectancy, often six months or less. Palliative care, in contrast, is appropriate at any stage in the disease process but is most often called for with seriously ill patients whose life expectancy might be a year or two.

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OPIOID MISUSE, ABUSE AND ADDICTION Part 2: Opioid Prescriber Responsibilities and Resources

Opioid misuse, abuse and addiction are major public health issues. As described in Part 1 in this series “Opioid Misuse, Abuse and Addiction: Changing Trends,” the number and rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States have increased unabated since 2000. In 2015 alone, there were 33,091 drug overdose deaths in the United States. The death rate due to opioid overdoses increased sharply across the country in 2015 (in comparison to 2014) and even more alarmingly in New Jersey where the increase was 16.4 percent within a single year.1 The number of overdose deaths in 2016 is expected to continue the upward trend due to an increase in deaths from the opioid drug fentanyl.2

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