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Pre-emptively updating flu vaccine strains may improve effectiveness

November 28, 2014

Forestalling virus evolution with pre-emptive influenza vaccine updates may improve vaccine effectiveness in people who were previously exposed, according to researchers.

“Faced with uncertainty about how and when the flu virus might evolve, it’s better to gamble than to be conservative,” study researcher Judith M. Fonville, PhD, a member of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Modeling, Evolution and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, told Infectious Disease News. “If you update early, you still stimulate protection against current strains — much worse is if you update too late.

In the Journals

African adolescents less likely to follow up with ART vs. adults

November 26, 2014
Data from a retrospective study conducted in seven African countries with a predominantly young female cohort indicated adolescents were less likely to follow up with…
FDA News

FDA requests data on daclatasvir in combination with other agents

November 26, 2014
The FDA issued a complete response letter to Bristol-Myers Squibb in response to its new drug application for daclatasvir, an NS5A complex inhibitor.The FDA is…
Thomas Frieden Perspective

CDC: 30% of people with HIV achieved viral suppression

November 26, 2014
Of the approximately 1.2 million Americans with HIV, just 30% achieved viral suppression in 2011, according to November’s Vital Signs report in MMWR.Data from the…
Meeting News Coverage

Post-transplant sofosbuvir/simeprevir regimen effective, well tolerated

November 26, 2014
BOSTON — An all-oral antiviral regimen of sofosbuvir and simeprevir was associated with high sustained virologic response regardless of the addition of ribavirin…
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Advances in Pharmacokinetic Enhancers in HIV Treatment: What You Need to Know to Optimize Outcomes

Advances in Pharmacokinetic Enhancers in HIV Treatment: What You Need to Know to Optimize Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Protease inhibitors (PIs) have played an instrumental role in decreasing mortality andmorbidity among HIV-infected…
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Meeting News Coverage Video
IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST

IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Jeffrey R. Starke, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, addresses the…
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J490 Challenges in HIV Screening

Challenges in HIV Screening and Prophylaxis: PrEP’ing for the Future

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

A substantial proportion of Americans with HIV remain undiagnosed and suboptimally treated. Failure to follow…
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