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Point-of-care HIV testing in infants leads to faster ART start

July 25, 2017

Point-of-care HIV testing in newborns exposed to the virus quickens diagnosis and ART initiation, researchers said.

Given sufficient resources, point-of-care testing (POCT) could improve linkage to care for infected infants, they wrote in The Lancet HIV.

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Dapivirine vaginal ring safe, acceptable for HIV prevention in teens

July 25, 2017
A monthly vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral dapivirine has demonstrated efficacy in girls younger than 18 years, according to phase 2a study results presented…
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Child with HIV suppresses virus for more than 8 years without ART

July 24, 2017
A South African child who was diagnosed with HIV as an infant has suppressed the virus for the past 8 1/2 years without treatment, researchers said. The child was…

Funding for medical research and public health must reflect reality

Infectious Disease News, July 2017
William Powderly, MD
The last few years have seen a growing force of infectious disease challenges that together pose an unprecedented range of threats to health here in the United States…
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HPV Disease Update 2013: What Every Pediatric Health Care Professional Needs to Know

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

This CME-certified activity is based on the slides and lectures of faculty presenting at the Infectious Diseases in
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Meningitis vaccine shows protection against gonorrhea

July 13, 2017
Researchers in New Zealand said they found the first evidence that a vaccine was effective in preventing gonorrhea. The…
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VIDEO: Vaccine significantly reduces risk for influenza-related death in children

June 5, 2017
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