Infectious Disease

Top Story

FDA invites public comment on MSM blood donation deferral policy

July 29, 2016

Following public pressure, the FDA is reviewing its blood donation policies for men who have sex with men, and will accept public comments regarding the feasibility of alternative deferral policies over the next few months.

“The FDA’s responsibility is to help ensure the safety of blood and blood products for all individuals whose lives depend on them,” the agency said in a statement. “When the FDA revised, based on the best available science, its blood donor deferral policies for MSM in December 2015, it also committed to continuing to re-evaluate those policies as new scientific information became available.”

Zika cases in Miami area likely result of local mosquitoes

July 29, 2016
The first cases of locally transmitted Zika virus in the continental United States have likely occurred in Florida. State health officials believe four patients in the…
In the Journals

Let-7 miRNA associated with hepatic fibrosis progression in chronic HCV

July 29, 2016
Circulating plasma levels of the micro RNA let-7 were associated with hepatic fibrosis progression in patients with chronic HCV, according to recent findings published…
Meeting News Coverage

ART for mothers eradicates HIV transmission risk in breast-fed infants

July 29, 2016
Study findings from a large clinical trial conducted in sub-Saharan Africa and India indicated healthy HIV-infected mothers assigned a triple-drug ART regimen nearly…
In the Journals Plus

Pyrazinamide, fluoroquinolone resistance varies among TB-burdened countries

July 29, 2016
Recent data describing the prevalence of drug resistance among several countries highly affected by tuberculosis indicated pyrazinamide resistance rates range from 3% to…
More News Headlines »
CME

Proper Immunization of the Adolescent Patient

No commercial support for this activity.

Prior to 2005, the tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) booster was the sole vaccine routinely recommended for healthy…
More »
GI Bookshelf

Chapter 16: A Rare Cause Of Gastrointestinalbleeding In An Adult

From Complicated Cases in GI
More »
Featured
Zika Resource Center

Zika Resource Center

Video

VIDEO: TAF-based regimen demonstrates safety, efficacy in patients with diabetes, renal impairment

June 30, 2016
More »
morganatic-roan
morganatic-roan