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Prompt transition between PEP, PrEP, ART benefits HIV patients

September 4, 2015

Immediate transition from post-exposure prophylaxis to pre-exposure prophylaxis and early treatment may prevent the onset of HIV infection and support patient adherence, according to evidence published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases.

Robert M. Grant, MD, MPH, Betty Jean and Hiro Ogawa Endowed Investigator with the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, and Dawn K. Smith, MD, MS, MPH, from the CDC’s division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, identified best practices for integrating HIV prevention strategies, based on clinical evidence and guidelines to reduce common barriers associated with HIV management.

In the Journals

Hormonal contraceptives, genital tract infections influence cervical immunology

September 4, 2015
Interactions between hormonal contraceptives and various genital tract infections may alter cervical immunity and increase the risk for HIV seroconversion among women…

New ACA rule aims to protect patients from sex, disability discrimination

September 4, 2015
The HHS has announced a proposed rule to modify discrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which would help provide equal access to health care and coverage…
In the Journals

Researchers find SVR from Incivek-based regimens improved liver fibrosis scores

September 4, 2015
In a retrospective analysis, researchers found that patients with hepatitis C virus infection who achieved sustained virologic response after treatment with an…
In the Journals

Lack of awareness of HIV status prevents care for MSM, PWID in India

September 4, 2015
Among men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs in India, a lack of awareness regarding HIV-positive status is a major obstacle to facilitating care…
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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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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

July 1, 2015
Timothy Brown – the Berlin patient – has led researchers to the next frontier of HIV research, according to…
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Infectious Disease Case Consults

The Patient at Risk for HIV Infection

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This CME activity will focus on the utilization of PrEP in patients at risk for developing HIV infection supplemented…
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