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New Single-Tablet HIV Treatment Regimen Performs Well in Treatment-Experienced Patients Across All Race, Gender, and Age Groups
Posthoc analysis of the EMERALD trial reveal the combination regimen of D/C/F/TAF performs well in HIV-positive patients across different race, gender, and age subgroups, who may have failed previous antiviral regimens. 
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—March 11, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top five infectious disease articles from this past week.
Antiretroviral Agent Expected to Suppress HIV After Multiple Daily Doses as Low as 0.25 mg
All doses of MK-8591 were generally well-tolerated with a limited number of reported mild/moderate adverse events.
Risk of Female HIV Acquisition Per Sex Act Increases During Pregnancy
Recent research presented at CROI 2018 finds that the risk of female HIV acquisition per sex act steadily increased through pregnancy and was highest during postpartum.
Doxycycline Looks to Be Acceptable Alternate Treatment for Syphilis in HIV-Positive Patients
Recent research presented at CROI reveals that doxycycline is an acceptable treatment alternative for HIV-positive patients who are infected with syphilis.
Prioritizing HIV Transmission Clusters for Public Health Intervention May Reduce Future Infections
Researchers discuss a new method to rapidly detect HIV time-space clusters for public health intervention at CROI 2018.
WHO Calls Meeting to Discuss HIV Vaccine Strategies: Public Health Watch
At present, multiple vaccine candidates are in various stages of research and development, including cabotegravir, which is currently in phase 3 trials, and vaccines based on broadly-neutralizing antibodies.
HIV-Positive Patients Six Times More Likely to Have Schizophrenia
A recent study has found that patients with HIV are six times more likely to have schizophrenia compared with those who do not have the virus.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.