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Needle exchange reduces risky behaviors during HIV outbreak in Indiana

October 9, 2015

Read the Perspective from Constance Benson, MD, FIDSA

SAN DIEGO — A needle exchange program launched amid an unprecedented HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana significantly reduced the frequency of sharing syringes among injection drug users, researchers reported here.

“The syringe exchange program has been a cornerstone of the outbreak response, and based on our results, it likely has and hopefully will continue to have an impact on reducing the HIV burden in this community,” Monica R. Patel, PhD, MPH, from the CDC, said during a presentation here.

VIDEO: National learning health system can improve infection prevention, routine care Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: National learning health system can improve infection prevention, routine care

October 8, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Richard Platt, MD, MS, FIDSA, FSHEA, professor of population medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute…
Margaret A. Olsen, MD, PhD Meeting News Coverage

Age has minimal impact on risk for C. difficile infection among elderly

October 8, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Among elderly patients, chronological age only minimally contributed to the risk for Clostridium difficile infection, according to data presented at…
Kathleen McManus, MD Meeting News Coverage

Low-income HIV patients in ACA health plans show more viral suppression

October 8, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Data presented here at IDWeek 2015 suggest there are higher rates of viral suppression among AIDS Drug Assistance Program clients who enrolled in…
Meeting News Coverage

Nearly 500 patients at Texas cancer center receive education on HCV

October 8, 2015
SAN DIEGO —The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center implemented an educational hepatitis C virus clinic that has provided information and guidance to…
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Current Controversies in HIV Management:  Use of PrEP, Initial Treatment Regimens, Switching/Substitution, and Co-Infection

Evolution of HIV Treatment: How to Start, How to Switch, How to Treat HIV/HCV Co-infection

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

Improvements in antiretroviral therapy (ART) continue to be made with the development of simplified, single-tablet…
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VIDEO: Early ART recommended for all HIV patients

VIDEO: Early ART recommended for all HIV patients

September 24, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Jens D. Lundgren, MD, chief physician and director of the Copenhagen HIV Program in Denmark and…
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Infectious Disease Case Consults

The Patient with Conjunctivitis

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with conjunctivitis.
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