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Earlier antibiotics lead to better outcomes with Rocky Mountain spotted fever

March 3, 2015

Recent data suggest earlier treatment with doxycycline may reduce morbidity and mortality in American Indian patients with Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Although Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a treatable disease, it causes significant morbidity and mortality on several American Indian reservations in Arizona, researchers reported in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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HIV testing in ED serves as link to care

March 3, 2015
SEATTLE — An HIV testing program in an ED, which was originally implemented to describe the local epidemic, played a significant role in linking individuals to…
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Abnormalities related to C. gattii may be slow to resolve

March 3, 2015
Resolution of cryptococcomas and serum antigenemia related to Cryptococcus gattii infection was slow among patients, but late onset of treatment failure or relapse…
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Parent-requested delays in pediatric vaccinations require intervention

March 2, 2015
Many pediatricians and family physicians report receiving parental requests to spread out children’s immunization schedules, and despite concerns, agree to do so…
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Survival benefit of 9.2 million life-years attributed to Brazilian ART program

March 2, 2015
SEATTLE — Universal ART offered in Brazil from 1997 to 2014 is estimated to have a population survival benefit of 9.2 million life-years, according to data presented…
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Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

More than two decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, there are numerous options for HIV treatment. The goal…
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Video: Highlights in cancer and HIV treatments at CROI 2015

February 27, 2015
Infectious Disease News Editorial Board member Paul Volberding, MD, reviews HIV and cancer treatment data presented…
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HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 3

HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 3

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie and Genentech, Inc.

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