Meeting News

Tenofovir exalidex safe, well-tolerated in early HBV trial

October 21, 2017
Tenofovir exalidex, a novel prodrug of tenofovir, appeared safe and well-tolerated in patients with hepatitis B, according to a presentation at The…

Gilead awards $7.5 million to support HIV cure initiatives

October 21, 2017
In a second round of funding, Gilead Sciences’ HIV cure grants program will provide $7.5 million to five additional research initiatives…

As Guinea residents’ Ebola knowledge improves, misconceptions linger

October 20, 2017
Toward the end of the massive Ebola outbreak in Guinea in August 2015, most residents who were surveyed appeared to understand the causes…

Most women diagnosed with HIV not linked to care

October 20, 2017
More than half of women surveyed in the United States and its territories who tested positive for HIV in 2015 had received a diagnosis in the past;…

Evidence supports link between hepatitis E, nerve disorder

October 20, 2017
Certain European patients who presented with nontraumatic neurologic injury had evidence of hepatitis E. These patients showed similarities to other…
In the Journals Plus

Azithromycin, levofloxacin, rifaximin all effective for travelers diarrhea

October 20, 2017
Three single-dose antibiotic regimens – azithromycin, rifaximin and levofloxacin – were all comparable for treating travelers’
In the Journals

Statins may decrease risk for S. aureus bacteremia infection

October 20, 2017
Statin use was linked to a decreased risk for community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in a dose- and duration-dependent association, new…
In the JournalsPerspective

Steroid inhaler use increases risk for hard-to-treat lung infections

October 20, 2017
Older adults who were treated for asthma or COPD with inhaled corticosteroids were twice as likely to develop nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary…

Tdap vaccinations in pregnant women increase by 50%

October 20, 2017
The rate of pregnant women receiving a tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccine jumped dramatically in numerous metropolitan areas of the United…

‘Scant bipartisanship’ not enough to end ‘political war over Obamacare’

October 19, 2017
Senators Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced a bipartisan bill that will finance cost-sharing subsidy payments to health…
Meeting News

Age, comorbidities greater impact on HCC rates than DAA therapy

October 19, 2017
Researchers found no evidence of increased rates of de novo or recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma following treatment with direct-acting antivirals…
In the Journals Plus

Mosquitoes become resistant to gene drive that suppresses fertility

October 19, 2017
Researchers have developed a gene drive that has the potential to reduce disease-transmitting mosquito populations by limiting female fertility…
In the Journals

CDC offers updated guidance on screening, caring for newborns exposed to Zika

October 19, 2017
The CDC recently updated its interim clinical guidance for infants born to mothers with possible Zika virus exposure, emphasizing the importance of
In the Journals Plus

Locally tailored public health messages dispel Ebola myths in Sierra Leone

October 19, 2017
A two-way channel of communication, appointing community leaders as messengers and communication in local dialects were all instrumental in

IDSA updates infectious diarrhea guidelines for first time since 2001

October 19, 2017
For the first time since 2001, the Infectious Diseases Society of America has updated its practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of…

Study questions effectiveness of EVS to monitor hospital room cleanliness

October 18, 2017
Recently published findings validate the CDC’s recommendation that independent observers provide the most objective approach to monitoring the…
In the Journals

Vaccine necessary to eliminate global HIV/AIDS pandemic

October 18, 2017
Although the current HIV/AIDS pandemic could theoretically be prevented through the appropriate use of pre-exposure prophylaxis and antiretroviral
In the Journals Plus

HIV quintuples risk for severe influenza

October 18, 2017
Patients with HIV receiving care at a hospital in Malawi were nearly three times more likely to have an influenza-like illness and five times more…
In the Journals Plus

TDF not linked to adverse perinatal outcomes in pregnant Kenyan, Ugandan women with HIV

October 18, 2017
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate treatment was not linked to adverse perinatal outcomes in pregnant women with HIV in Kenya and Uganda, a prospective…

Dried blood spot tests practical for HCV screening in developing countries

October 18, 2017
Researchers determined the prevalence and characteristics of hepatitis C viremia in the Democratic Republic of the Congo using dried blood spot viral…
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