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MRSA colonization 'not currently a problem' among patients with HIV in Spain

July 28, 2015

Community-associated MRSA colonization was not determined to be “a problem” in a cohort of patients with HIV in Barcelona, although Staphylococcus aureus colonization was present in one-third of patients, according to findings published in BMC Infectious Diseases.

“Although data on MRSA carriage in HIV-infected individuals in Europe are scarce, lower prevalence rates have been reported (0%-2.8%) and the findings in our series are consistent with reports from other European studies,” the authors wrote. “Our data contrast with most reports from the U.S.A., where a significant association between HIV infection and MRSA colonization has been well documented.”

New poll shows over 50% of Americans unaware of HBV vaccine

New poll shows over 50% of Americans unaware of HBV vaccine

July 28, 2015
In a new national poll, consultants found that more than 50% of Americans did not know a vaccine for hepatitis B virus infection existed, according to a press release…
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River surfing source of Swiss leptospirosis cases

July 28, 2015
Leptospirosis can be contracted during recreational activities in resource-rich countries and may even be more common than occupational acquisition, according to recent…

Seven FDA developments since last World Hepatitis Day

July 28, 2015
World Hepatitis Day is July 28. To acknowledge how far treatment and the drug pipeline for hepatitis C and other strands of the virus infection has come…

S. aureus prevalence, antibiotic resistance vary among sociodemographic groups

July 28, 2015
Prevalence and resistance patterns of Staphylococcus aureus in the nasal microbiota of community-dwelling Austrians showed differences between sociodemographic groups…
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The Patient with Acute-Bacterial Skin and Skin-Structure Infections

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute-bacterial skin and skin-structure…
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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

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HCV VOICE

HCV VOICE II: Optimizing Virological Outcomes with Integrated HCV Education

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP.

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