ASM Microbe

Healio brings you the highlights from ASM Microbe. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from ASM Microbe, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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VIDEO: HIV cure research focuses on sterilizing, functional approaches

September 12, 2016
In this video, Ya-Chi Ho, MD, MS, PhD, instructor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and co-leader of the HIV Cure…

Guest Commentary: Use of e-health care in HIV has benefits, drawbacks

September 8, 2016
Declining HIV-related morbidity and mortality following the introduction of ART has changed the needs of patients as well as clinicians. One
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VIDEO: Advances in ART reduce drug resistance

August 31, 2016
The role of ART in treating and preventing HIV was the focus of several presentations at ASM Microbe 2016. The use of these regimens among
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Increasing adherence, tailoring interventions may reduce disparities in PrEP uptake

August 18, 2016
At ASM Microbe 2016, several presentations highlighted the efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for reducing HIV acquisition. These studies…

VIDEO: Factors underlying HIV persistence impact search for cure

August 16, 2016
There are several mechanisms that contribute to HIV persistence, all of which may influence the ability to develop a cure, according to Jonathan Z
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VIDEO: Session on HIV cure highlights therapeutic approaches, remaining challenges

August 12, 2016
In this video, Daniel Kuritzkes, MD, principal investigator of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group and chief of infectious diseases at Brigham and…
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Guest Commentary: Direct-acting antiviral ‘revolution’ improves treatment of HIV/HCV coinfection

August 9, 2016
In this guest commentary, Michael Saag, MD, director of the Center for AIDS Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Co-Editor in Chief

Racing toward the right answers: Treating gram-negative bacterial infections

August 8, 2016
In this commentary, Infectious Disease News Editorial Board member Thomas M. File Jr., MD, professor of internal medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical
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Statin decreases arterial inflammation, immune activation in patients with HIV

July 28, 2016
Pitavastatin resulted in greater reductions of markers of arterial inflammation and immune activation compared with pravastatin among patients with
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Nanoparticles containing dolutegravir demonstrate efficacy for PrEP delivery

July 27, 2016
Cellulose acetate phthalate nanoparticles formulated with dolutegravir appear to be an effective vaginal microbicide for use as pre-exposure