In the Journals

Abbreviated ART passes phase 2/3 noninferiority trial in adolescents

July 4, 2016
Recent findings published in Lancet HIV showed that shortcycle ART, which entails taking it for 5 days then a break for 2 days, was noninferior to…

E-cigarette use up, traditional smoking down among youth

June 9, 2016
Although cigarette smoking among high school students has decreased from 28% in 1991 to 11% in 2015, nearly a quarter reported using e-cigarettes…

World Health Assembly adopts strategies to end viral hepatitis, HIV, STIs

June 2, 2016
During the World Health Assembly last week, member states adopted three global health sector strategies designed to end viral hepatitis, HIV and…

In the Journals

Neglect, underinvestment have detrimental effect on world's adolescents

May 11, 2016
Two-thirds of young people aged 10 to 24 years are growing up in nations where preventable, treatable health issues, including HIV/AIDS, early…

In the Journals

Formal sex education declines significantly among US adolescents

April 11, 2016
Receipt of formal sex education regarding pregnancy prevention and infectious diseases has declined nationwide, especially for girls, between 2006…

FDA News

FDA updates Complera label for use in children aged older than 12 years

March 4, 2016
The FDA recently updated the label indication for Complera, expanding the patient population to include children aged 12 to 18 years, according to a…

Increased congressional funding supports antibiotic resistance effort, syringe service programs

December 21, 2015
An omnibus bill that included increased funding to reduce antibiotic resistance and support syringe service programs was passed on Friday by a 65-33…

In the Journals

Foreign-born adoptees with HIV show few serious health conditions

December 17, 2015
Adopted children with HIV from foreign countries faced no increased risk for severe medical issues such as immunosuppression, according to research…

Meeting News Coverage

Opt-out testing at children’s hospitals increases HIV testing rate

December 11, 2015
ATLANTA — Hospitalwide opt-out testing was successful at increasing the HIV testing rate among children aged 13 years and older at two U.S…

In the Journals

Transmission of HIV drug resistance remains stable in Europe

December 4, 2015
Recent data suggest the European transmission rate of HIV drug resistance between 2008 and 2010 was similar to rates recorded in previous years…

Report reveals adolescent deaths from AIDS tripled since 2000

December 3, 2015
New data in a UNICEF AIDS report showed that adolescent deaths caused by complications related to AIDS have tripled since 2000, among other pertinent…

In the Journals

Worlds AIDS Day: More resources needed to achieve ‘AIDS-free generation’

December 1, 2015
World AIDS Day is observed each year on Dec. 1 to raise awareness about HIV and increase efforts toward the eradication of AIDS, according to a press…

Infectious Disease News lists top stories in HIV/AIDS

November 17, 2015
Recent news and social media attention surrounding actor Charlie Sheen’s HIV status underscores the importance of effective treatment for the…

In the Journals

HIV rates peak before armed conflict

November 13, 2015
Brown University researchers have shown that the incidence of HIV significantly increased in the 5 years leading up to violent conflict in…

FDA News

FDA approves Genvoya as first TAF-based HIV regimen

November 5, 2015
Genvoya, a fixed-dose combination tablet containing elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide, was approved by the FDA today…

In the Journals

NRTIs safe, effective in pediatric HIV patients

October 26, 2015
Recent data on three nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors demonstrated low toxicity and good clinical, immunological and virological responses…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Managing HIV in special populations

October 9, 2015
Anandi Sheth, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, summarizes four presentations from IDWeek 2015 that…

In the Journals

Sharp increase in HIV seen among Latino Hispanic MSM

October 8, 2015
Since 2008, overall rates of HIV have decreased among Latino and Hispanic individuals; however, among Hispanic and Latino men who have sex with men…

WHO early 2016 guidelines expand ART to all HIV-infected patients

September 30, 2015
WHO issued an early release of the organization’s 2016 guidelines, recommending that all patients with HIV should immediately initiate ART…

Seattle Children's Hospital: 12,000 patients at infection risk after failure of sterilization protocol

September 22, 2015
A potential failure to follow proper sterilization procedures for surgical instruments at a Seattle Children’s Hospital clinic has prompted…