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IAS-USA releases recommendations for treatment, prevention of HIV with antiretroviral drugs

July 25, 2016

The International Antiviral Society-USA Panel has released updated guidelines for using antiretroviral drugs in adults with HIV, and for using antiretroviral agents for HIV prevention.

The recommendations, published in JAMA, are an update from 2014, due to "substantial advances in the use of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs)," Huldrych F. Günthard, MD, from the division of infectious diseases and hospital epidemiology at University Hospital Zurich, and colleagues said.

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Maternal immunization protects infants against influenza for 8 weeks

July 25, 2016
Influenza vaccination during pregnancy protected infants against the illness for a limited duration of 8 weeks, a recent study reported. “The incidence of

Officials report NYC's first baby born with Zika-related microcephaly

July 25, 2016
The New York City Health Department has reported the first baby delivered in a hospital within the five boroughs with Zika-related microcephaly, according to a press…

Flu vaccination reduces respiratory, CV hospitalizations for patients with diabetes

July 25, 2016
Patients with type 2 diabetes who received influenza vaccination appeared to experience fewer hospitalizations due to respiratory infection or cardiovascular events than…
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Temporal mutation profile discerns which patients with HBV will develop HCC

July 25, 2016
Researchers from Taiwan developed a temporal mutation profile that discerned which patients with hepatitis B virus are more likely to develop hepatocellular carcinoma…
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