In the Journals

Few infants in NYC with possible ZIKV exposure have associated birth defects

June 7, 2019
Approximately 5% of infants with possible congenital Zika virus exposure had defects at birth potentially associated with the infection, according to…
In the Journals

‘Proactive’ syringe services could have reduced HIV transmission in Indiana outbreak

June 7, 2019
In 2015, Scott County, Indiana, experienced the largest HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in a nonurban setting in the United States, with…
In the Journals

Tool identifies adverse drug events in limited situations

June 7, 2019
A tool that researchers dubbed the “patient-report adverse drug event instrument” only identified adverse drug events in older patients…

US may soon lose measles elimination status, CDC says

June 7, 2019
The United States may soon lose the measles elimination status it achieved in 2000, the CDC recently warned. The warning came just before the number…
In the Journals

Impaired lung function, coronary artery disease increase mortality risk in adults with HIV

June 7, 2019
In a new study, researchers observed a relationship between impaired lung function and coronary artery disease linked with increased mortality in…
In the Journals

Vaccine attitudes improve by connecting with people who have suffered from diseases

June 7, 2019
Vaccine-hesitant college students who spoke with family or community members who experienced a vaccine-preventable disease, or VPD, softened their…

5 stories for the first World Food Safety Day

June 7, 2019
Today, June 7, marks the first U.N. World Food Safety Day. According to WHO, contaminated food sickens nearly one in 10 people worldwide, or roughly…
Feature

Q&A: Measles cases top 1,000 in US, so what does that mean?

June 6, 2019
This week, the CDC reported that measles cases have reached over 1,000 cases in the United States for the year despite a vaccine available that…

More than 2,000 cases reported in DRC Ebola outbreak

June 6, 2019
WHO announced that number of Ebola virus cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, have now reached over 2,000 cases, including 1,357…
Feature

New association ‘overdue’ to support health care providers on social media

June 6, 2019
In this guest commentary, Austin Chiang, MD, MPH, director of the e ndoscopic bariatric program and
Feature

Second reported data breach in as many days prompts cybersecurity warnings, tips

June 6, 2019
The health care diagnostics company LabCorp announced that “unauthorized activity” occurred on the webpage of American Medical Collection…
Perspective

WHO: 1 million new urogenital STIs acquired each day worldwide

June 6, 2019
There was an estimated global total of 376.4 million new chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and syphilis infections in men and women aged 15 to 49…
Meeting News

Pembrolizumab demonstrates acceptable safety among patients with cancer and HIV

June 6, 2019
CHICAGO — Pembrolizumab exhibited an acceptable safety profile among patients with cancer and HIV who had more than 100 CD4 cells/µL and…

Q&A: New center will address mental health disparities in Miami’s HIV epidemic

June 6, 2019
In 2016, Miami’s HIV rates were four times the national average, and the city was ranked number one in the nation for new HIV cases, according…

Researchers make new push to develop group A strep vaccine

June 6, 2019
Researchers are relying on DNA sequencing technology to narrow down a future vaccine candidate for A Streptococcus, or GAS, that can be used…
In the JournalsPerspective

MORDOR 2: Azithromycin MDA remains effective at 3 years in Niger

June 5, 2019
A mass drug administration, or MDA, of azithromycin remained effective at reducing child mortality in the 3rd year of its implementation in Niger…
Breaking News

Congress takes step to support BARDA’s mission of pandemic preparedness

June 5, 2019
Congress recently passed the Pandemics and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act, or PAHPAI, which will allow the Biomedical Advanced…

10 stories for HIV Long-Term Survivors Day

June 5, 2019
People with HIV are living longer than ever before, but as a result they must contend with other chronic health conditions, such as cardiovascular…
In the JournalsPerspective

NRTIs can be safely omitted from HIV-1 salvage therapy

June 5, 2019
Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or NRTIs, can safely be omitted from HIV-1 salvage therapy regimens without compromising the efficacy…
In the Journals

Time-consuming CIED infection interventions create gap in care

June 4, 2019
Many commonly used interventions to reduce cardiac implantable electronic device infections, or CIEDs, are ineffective, and the simplest strategies…