Infectious Disease

Ibalizumab Active in Multidrug Resistant HIV-1 Infection

Ibalizumab Active in Multidrug Resistant HIV-1 Infection

Lower degree of susceptibility to ibalizumab for 9 of 10 patients with virology failure, rebound.

International Antiviral Society-USA Updates Recommendations for HIV Treatment and Prevention

International Antiviral Society-USA Updates Recommendations for HIV Treatment and Prevention

The International Antiviral Society-USA Panel has updated its recommendations for the management and prevention of HIV infection, to reflect the most current data on new treatment regimens and strategies.

Intervention Cuts Risk for HIV in Young Transgender Women

Intervention Cuts Risk for HIV in Young Transgender Women

Intervention group had greater reduction in condomless sex acts vs standard of care group.

Integration of Opioid, Infectious Disease Treatment Needed

Integration of Opioid, Infectious Disease Treatment Needed

Expert panel recommends 5 action steps for treating opioid abuse and its intersecting epidemics.

HPV Legislation Doesn't Impact Teen Sexual Behaviors

HPV Legislation Doesn't Impact Teen Sexual Behaviors

No substantive or significant associations between HPV legislation and adolescent sexual behaviors.

Safety and Immunogenicity of Tdap Vaccine Immunization During Pregnancy

Safety and Immunogenicity of Tdap Vaccine Immunization During Pregnancy

Immunization with Tdap vaccine during pregnancy results in higher levels of antibodies early in infancy but lower levels after the primary vaccine series.

Neurodevelopmental Anomalies, Birth Defects Linked to Zika Identified

Neurodevelopmental Anomalies, Birth Defects Linked to Zika Identified

Many children born to mothers with Zika infection do not undergo all recommended assessments.

Vaccinations Begin in Congo Ebola Outbreak

Vaccinations Begin in Congo Ebola Outbreak

First to be vaccinated will be health workers, contacts of confirmed Ebola patients.

HIV, Syphilis Screening Low With ED-Diagnosed PID in Adolescents

HIV, Syphilis Screening Low With ED-Diagnosed PID in Adolescents

Findings among teens diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease in the emergency department.

New Tick Species Spreading in the United States

New Tick Species Spreading in the United States

Asian longhorned tick currently considered a greater threat to livestock than to humans.

Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers

Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers

Enterococci bacteria surviving exposure for longer periods of time.

Infective Endocarditis More Common with Valve Issues

Infective Endocarditis More Common with Valve Issues

Antibiotic prophylaxis should be reconsidered with bicuspid aortic valve, mitral valve prolapse.

Increased Levels of Human Herpesvirus Identified in Alzheimer's

Increased Levels of Human Herpesvirus Identified in Alzheimer's

Disruption of molecular, genetic, clinical networks by human herpesvirus in brains of subjects with AD.

HPV Vaccine Failure Rates May Be Higher in Women, Girls With HIV

HPV Vaccine Failure Rates May Be Higher in Women, Girls With HIV

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Vaccinated women and girls living with HIV may be at greater risk for HPV vaccine failure compared with women and girls without HIV.

Clinicians Warn That Zika Virus May Still Be an Area of Concern for Travelers

Clinicians Warn That Zika Virus May Still Be an Area of Concern for Travelers

Infectious disease experts from Emory University School of Medicine recommend that patients contemplating travel to Zika-affected areas consult with their care providers regarding travel plans and potential Zika virus testing.

Single High-Dose Liposomal Amphotericin B Effectively Treats HIV-Associated Cryptococcal Meningitis

Single High-Dose Liposomal Amphotericin B Effectively Treats HIV-Associated Cryptococcal Meningitis

Single high-dose liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB) is non-inferior to daily dosed L-AmB at the standard dose in treatment of fungal clearance in HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis.

FDA: Illnesses Tied to Fresh Crab Meat Imported From Venezuela

FDA: Illnesses Tied to Fresh Crab Meat Imported From Venezuela

Illnesses appear to be caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria.

Is New Surveillance Monitoring Required for Enterococcal Oxazolidinone Resistance?

Is New Surveillance Monitoring Required for Enterococcal Oxazolidinone Resistance?

A study was conducted to evaluate the oxazolidinone resistance mechanisms of enterococci bacteria.

100 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal

100 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal

Thirty people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

New App Lets Consumers Order STD Tests and Get Treatment via Telemedicine

New App Lets Consumers Order STD Tests and Get Treatment via Telemedicine

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Results - including the date you were checked and a list of what you were checked for - can be shared by users through text, e-mail or on dating profiles.

Irrigation Water Likely Cause of Romaine Lettuce <i>E. Coli</i> Outbreak

Irrigation Water Likely Cause of Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

According to the CDC, outbreak that started in the spring and is now over

HPV Cervical CA Screening Cuts Odds of Later CIN3&#43; Diagnosis

HPV Cervical CA Screening Cuts Odds of Later CIN3+ Diagnosis

Use of primary HPV testing results in significantly lower odds of CIN3 compared with cytology testing

Platform Manufacturing May Speed Pandemic Vaccine Development

Platform Manufacturing May Speed Pandemic Vaccine Development

With the advent of platform manufacturing technology, vaccines can be developed quickly to stop the spread of outbreaks.

Diabetes Risk Associated With Cirrhosis, Not Chronic HCV Infection, in HIV Positive Patients

Diabetes Risk Associated With Cirrhosis, Not Chronic HCV Infection, in HIV Positive Patients

Cirrhosis is associated with an increased risk for diabetes mellitus among patients living with HIV.

Resistant <i>A. Baumannii</i> Increased in Children From 1999 to 2012

Resistant A. Baumannii Increased in Children From 1999 to 2012

Increase seen carbapenem- and cephalosporin-resistant strains, with peak in 2008

CDC Issues Updated Advisory Regarding Outbreaks of Hepatitis A

CDC Issues Updated Advisory Regarding Outbreaks of Hepatitis A

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Of the 2500 cases of hepatitis A infection reported between January 2017 and April 2018, 68% were among persons who reported drug use (injection and non-injection), homelessness, or both.

60 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak

60 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak

31 people have been hospitalized; no deaths reported to date.

DAA Therapy May Improve Select Cognitive Domains in HCV-Infected Patients

DAA Therapy May Improve Select Cognitive Domains in HCV-Infected Patients

Successful DAA therapy may lead to cognitive improvement in several domains in HCV-infected patients.

Provider Engagement With Hesitant Parents May Increase HPV Vaccination Rates

Provider Engagement With Hesitant Parents May Increase HPV Vaccination Rates

Investigators examined parental hesitancy when discussing human papillomavirus vaccination with providers.

CDC: Invasive MRSA More Likely Among Injection Drug Users

CDC: Invasive MRSA More Likely Among Injection Drug Users

From 2011 to 2016, increase in invasive MRSA cases from 4.1 to 9.2 percent among injection drug users.

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