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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.
Timing of ART & Consistency of Utilization Is Paramount in Perinatal HIV Patients
At CROI 2018, Dr. Patricia Flynn discussed the impact of ART on individuals with perinatal HIV infections, and how far the infectious disease community has come since its initial use.
Raltegravir-Intensified ART: More Rapid Declines in HIV Viral Load But No Impact On IRIS
Raltegravir-intensified therapy resulted in significantly faster viral load declines in HIV-infected adults and older children but did not reduce overall mortality or WHO 3/4 events compared with standard triple-drug ART.
Addressing Mental Health Imperative to Ending the HIV Epidemic
Mental health is a critical component of ending the HIV epidemic.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—March 4, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Separating Fact from Fiction: 7 Controversies Surrounding PrEP
At CROI 2018, Dr. Linda-Gail Bekker highlighted 7 controversies surrounding PrEP and provided conference attendees with enough evidence to separate fact from fiction.
Early Days of HIV/AIDS Spurred Many Advancements in the Medical Community
The medical community has learned many lessons by looking back on the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, including the value of multidisciplinary teams, the vital role of acute care clinicians, and more.
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.