Posts Tagged ‘HIV/AIDS’

Understanding Secondary Immunodeficiency Disorders

Author: Abby Cate, Clinical Pharmacist Your immune system is your body’s natural defense against germs, bacteria and viruses that can make you sick. It’s normal for your immune system to go through highs and lows. Your everyday sleep habits, stress levels and other lifestyle choices affect your body’s natural defense system. Sometimes when your immune…

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Understanding Immunodeficiency Disorders: The Basics

Author: Michaela Wachal, Clinical Pharmacist  Understanding immunodeficiency disorders can be a challenge. It’s overwhelming to go through an abundance of highly technical information to get a grasp on the fundamentals. At Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions (HPS), we want to make life simple for people living with complex health conditions. If you or a loved one has…

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Recognizing and Overcoming HIV Stigma of Healthcare Providers

Author: Kent Marburger, Pharmacy Intern; Paige Blatchford, Clinical Pharmacist  There are nearly 1.2 million people living with HIV in the U.S.  While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports an overall decline in HIV infections and diagnoses, there are still nearly 39,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Certain populations are more at risk for contracting…

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