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NIH awards $6.25 million for AIDS research center in Chicago

September 5, 2015

The NIH awarded a 5-year, $6.25 million grant to a partnership of organizations in Chicago for the creation of an AIDS research center, according to a press release.

The Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) will bring together researchers from the Center on Halsted, Northwestern University, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, the University of Chicago, the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Alliance of Chicago Community Health Systems.

In the Journals

Single amoxicillin dose for strep throat allows next-day return to school

September 4, 2015
The majority of students with group A streptococcal pharyngitis treated with a single dose of amoxicillin tested negative for the infection within 24 hours, making them…

DOD halts operations after anthrax contamination

September 4, 2015
Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh has suspended operations at four laboratories that handle live and inactivated Bacillus anthracis and ordered an…
In the Journals

Probiotics before LT help to prevent infection post-transplant

September 4, 2015
Researchers found that giving probiotics and prebiotics to a patient before liver transplantation successfully reduced the rate of infection post-transplant, according…
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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…
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The Patient with Acute-Bacterial Skin and Skin-Structure Infections

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute-bacterial skin and skin-structure…
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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 with Protozoan Illness

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with protozoan illness.
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