Infectious Disease

Top Story

Guest Commentary: Limited Medicaid expansion leaves many blacks, women with HIV uninsured

Guest Commentary: Limited Medicaid expansion leaves many blacks, women with HIV uninsured
July 26, 2016

In this guest commentary, Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, FIDSA, professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and immediate past president of the HIV Medicine Association, discusses the role of the Affordable Care Act in increasing health insurance coverage among people with HIV and the gaps in coverage that remain, particularly among individuals of low socioeconomic status and blacks.

The Affordable Care Act has been hugely important for people with HIV. We don’t yet have definitive numbers about how many patients with HIV gained health care insurance coverage with the ACA, but, as of about a year ago, the AIDS Drug Assistance Program had enrolled more than 45,000 people in an ACA plan and approximately 20,000 people in Medicaid, which is pretty remarkable.

FDA approvals

FDA approves Viekira XR for HCV genotype 1

July 26, 2016
The FDA has approved a new drug application for Viekira XR — an extended-release, co-formulation of the active ingredients in Viekira Pak — for the treatment…
FDA News

FDA issues QIDP, Fast Track designations to novel IV antibacterial for C. difficile infection

July 26, 2016
The FDA has granted Qualified Infectious Disease Product and Fast Track designations to MCB3837, Morphochem’s novel intravenous antibacterial candidate for…
Meeting News Coverage

Triumeq shows superior efficacy for treatment-naive women with HIV

July 26, 2016
Triumeq showed superior efficacy after 48 weeks compared with atazanavir boosted with ritonavir plus emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate in
In the Journals

Enteric infections constitute majority of infections in New York City infants

July 26, 2016
Nearly two-thirds of infants born in New York City with reportable bacterial infections during a 9-year period had enteric infections, according to recent study data…
More News Headlines »
CME

Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria…
More »
GI Bookshelf

Chapter 31: Rectal Bleeding Following Craniotomy

From Complicated Cases in GI
More »
Featured
Zika Resource Center

Zika Resource Center

Video
Meeting News Coverage

VIDEO: Mel Spigelman, MD, discusses TB drug pipeline

June 19, 2016
More »