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Black AIDS Group Expands Focus To Cervical Cancer, Hepatitis C

The Balm in Gilead, an 18-year-old, national not-for-profit that promotes HIV/AIDS awareness among black religious communities, will expand its focus to address cervical cancer and hepatitis C, Pernessa Seele, founder and CEO of the organization, said on Tuesday, Religion News Service/USA Today reports.

Few Safeguards Protect Patients From Blood-Borne Infections

The New York Times on Tuesday examined how "troublingly little is known" about the "possibility of getting a viral infection from a health care worker." According to the Times, current policy does not require health care workers or surgeons to be tested for blood-borne viruses, and infected workers are not barred from offering medical services, including surgery.