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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.
New Clinical Trials To Test Monoclonal Antibodies for Prevention of Widespread Bacterial Infections
The Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG) is working to enroll patients in clinical trials of 2 investigational monoclonal antibodies, with the ultimate goal of reducing antimicrobial resistance.
Dapivirine Ring Shown to Reduce HIV-Risk in Women by 54%
Interim results of the HOPE study reveal that the vaginal ring reduced women’s risk of acquiring HIV by more than 50%. Women in this study are also using the ring more than in previous studies.
Out-Of-Pocket Costs Hinder PrEP Use Among Young MSM in the Private Health Care System
One study takes a look at how out-of-pocket costs impede the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis in young men who have sex with men.
South Still Disproportionately Affected by HIV Despite Decline in Diagnoses
Dr. Meg Watson from the CDC reports updated information regarding the current rates and trends of HIV diagnoses in the South at 2018 CROI.
Bending & Ending the HIV Epidemic: Are We on Track to Meet 90-90-90 Goals?
At CROI 2018, Dr. Helen Weiss highlighted where we are in terms of meeting these goals, where the challenges are, and strategies to help prevent new infections.
FDA Warns Of Fraudulent Flu Medications As Season Winds Down
Flu activity is down for the second week in a row in the United States, but as the flu season still has several weeks to go, the FDA has issued a warning about counterfeit flu medications.
PCVs Effective, But Efficacy Wanes Over Time
New research from Australia supports the use of booster doses of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, but it shows overall effectiveness is high.
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.