A single dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine provides as much protection against cervical cancer as the standard three-dose regimen, a new study finds. Ruanne Barnabas, professor of global health, was interviewed.
Ruanne Barnabas Leaving UW; Selected Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Ruanne Barnabas, professor of global health and of medicine, will be leaving the University of Washington at the end of this year to become chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital.
In the push to eliminate cervical cancer, researchers delivered hopeful news Nov. 17 at the 34th International Papillomavirus Conference in Toronto.
Two Department of Global Health faculty have been selected to lead the University of Washington/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). Professor Connie Celum and associate professor Ruanne Barnabas have been announced as the next Director and Co-Director, respectively.
Both appointments are active as of April 1, 2021.
Double Dose of Debate: Opinions Vary on Timing of COVID Vaccine Shots as Potential 4th Wave Looms (includes Ruanne Barnabas)
With COVID-19 vaccines still in limited supply and case counts threatening to resurge, there is a debate over the benefits of giving more people their first shot and waiting a longer time to administer the second dose, or whether to stay the course and prioritize getting both doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine into arms as quickly as possible.
UW Students, Faculty Reveal New Strategies for Prevention & Treatment of Viral Infections at CROI 2021
At the 2021 Virtual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), UW researchers shared groundbreaking research aimed at preventing and treating HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Study took place in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, among 162 people living with HIV; findings presented at Virtual CROI 2021.
Home delivery of HIV medicines in South Africa significantly increased viral suppression compared to those who received clinical care, according to a study by researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Even partial protection of one dose could be enough to slow the spread of the virus, the UW Medicine researchers argue in a paper.
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Giving one dose of the COVID-19 vaccines currently approved in the United States could curtail the spread of the SARS-CoV-19 in the community more quickly than the recommended two doses, say two vaccine experts at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Results to appear in Open Forum Infectious Diseases show hydroxychloroquine does not keep people from developing COVID-19.
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UW Medicine, Fred Hutch scientists will jointly test whether the monoclonal drug can prevent infection among people exposed to COVID-19.
Researchers at UW Medicine and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are jointly testing monoclonal antibodies created by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals to prevent COVID-19, and are starting to recruit patients.