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Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—July 8, 2018
In case you missed them, we’ve compiled the top 5 infectious disease articles from this past week.
Sexual Behavior and Substance Use Can Affect Gut Microbiome
New research confirms that substance use and certain sexual practices among men who have sex with men may alter gut flora in ways that can have health consequences.
HIV Vaccine Candidate Produces Robust Immune Response in Healthy Adults
An experimental HIV-1 vaccine regimen reportedly produced immune responses against HIV in humans and rhesus monkeys.
Patterns of PrEP Adherence in Men Who Have Sex with Men
Text messaging is an easy way to improve medication adherence rates, but success depends on a number of factors including youth and race.
National HIV Testing Day Shows That There Are Many
Increased testing and education, as well as assistance in financing the cost of care, are clearly needed.
 
In the South, Patients with HIV Face Additional Hurdles
New research finds patients with HIV living in 5 southern states had lower rates of viral suppression and linkage to care compared to people in northern states.
Suicide Poses a Complicated Risk in Those with Infectious Diseases
Suicide is a major problem for many patients with infectious diseases but pinpointing the exact cause has proven difficult.
Average Interval Between HIV Tests is 1.4 Years in High-Risk Patients
A collection of survey data from 2006 through 2016 found that on average, higher-risk individuals get tested for HIV every 1.4 years.
 
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