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CDC updates guidelines to prevent sexual transmission of Zika

CDC updates guidelines to prevent sexual transmission of Zika
February 5, 2016

Men who have traveled to an area with ongoing Zika virus transmission should consider abstaining from having sex with their pregnant partners or should “consistently and correctly use condoms” for the duration of the pregnancy, researchers cautioned in MMWR.

The recommendations came days after the CDC confirmed the virus had been spread through sexual contact.

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FDA approves expanded label of Daklinza for additional HCV patients

February 5, 2016
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced the FDA approved an expansion of the Daklinza drug label for use in combination with Sovaldi to treat patients with hepatitis C…

ABIM continues to engage physicians on MOC updates

February 5, 2016
The ABIM has announced several new efforts aimed at including internists and subspecialists in the process of improving Maintenance of Certification assessments…
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Olysio/Sovaldi yield high SVR post-liver transplant

February 5, 2016
In a retrospective study, a combination treatment regimen of Olysio and Sovaldi led to high sustained virologic response rates among patients with hepatitis C virus…

House committee hearing investigates recent drug price hikes

February 5, 2016
In a recent hearing, members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform questioned representatives from Turing Pharmaceuticals and Valeant Pharmaceuticals…
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The Patient with Norovirus Infection

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Norovirus is highly contagious, highly persistent and often remains present after disinfection. This educational…
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Evolution of HIV Treatment: How to Start, How to Switch, How to Treat HIV/HCV Co-infection

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Improvements in antiretroviral therapy (ART) continue to be made with the development of simplified, single-tablet…
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