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NFID: Recommend HPV vaccine strongly with other routine vaccines

December 23, 2014

To increase HPV vaccine uptake, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases recommends physicians make stronger recommendations to parents and include HPV vaccine in all other routine vaccine conversations.

In 2013, 57% of girls aged 13 to 17 years received one dose of HPV vaccine, and 37.6% received the full three-dose series, according to data published in MMWR. Although HPV vaccine uptake increased among adolescent males in 2013, only 34.5% received one dose of HPV vaccine and 13.9% received the full three-dose series.

In the Journals

Rectal colonization associated with infection after transrectal prostate biopsy

December 23, 2014
Rectal colonization with fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli before a transrectal prostate biopsy was associated with a post-procedure infection when …
In the Journals

Outbreaks related to nonpasteurized milk have increased since 2007

December 23, 2014
The number of infectious outbreaks associated with nonpasteurized milk in the United States increased between 2007 and 2012, according to recent findings. Despite…
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CDC: Progress made, more work needed to control Ebola outbreak

December 23, 2014
Upon returning from West Africa, CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, described the Ebola outbreak situation as inspiring and sobering. “It’s inspiring…
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FDA approves Rapivab for treatment of influenza in adults

December 22, 2014
The FDA has approved the IV drug peramivir for the treatment of influenza in adults, according to a press release. Peramivir (Rapivab, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals), a …
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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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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014
NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social…
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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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