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The Contagion® Prevention specialty page provides infection prevention-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

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On-Demand PrEP With TDF/FTC Not Associated With Clinically Relevant Decline in Kidney Function
On-demand pre-exposure prophylaxis with TDF/FTC is not associated with a clinically relevant change in kidney function the way daily PrEP use is, investigators in France found.
Anti-Vaccine Movement Gains Steam and Fuels Measles Outbreaks: Public Health Watch
Countries around the world begin to respond to measles outbreaks, with Italy taking the step of keeping unvaccinated kids home from school.
PrEP: Estimating the Cost-Effectiveness Over 40 Years
Short-term investments in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are predicted to result in long-term cost-savings and promote significant health benefits following its distribution in Germany, according to a new modelling study in Eurosurveillance.
Only 2 of 5 PrEP Users Persist on Treatment Over 2-Year Period
Persistence on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis drops off dramatically over a 2-year time period, with only 2 out of 5 users persisting on the treatment, according to a recent study from Emory University.
Lower Levels of Cervical Cancer Rates Thanks to HPV Vaccine
The HPV vaccine appears to be doing what it was intended to do—lowering rates of cervical cancer, particularly HPV types 16 and 18, responsible for most cases worldwide.
Amid Measles Outbreaks, New Study Dispels MMR Vaccine Myths
With 206 cases of measles reported so far in 11 states in 2019, a new study noting that there is no connection between the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism has been released.
Shingrix Shortages Only the Latest Vaccine Supply Issue in US: Public Health Watch
The rise of Shingrix as a first-choice prophylaxis for shingles has lead to increased demand as the manufacturer commits to ramping up production.
Combination of Antibiotics Could Counteract Resistance in <i>E coli</i>, Study Suggests
Investigators in Denmark showed that a cocktail of common antibiotics could fight resistant E coli and treat urinary tract infections after determining that resistance toward 1 drug leads to sensitivity to another.
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