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Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—May 6, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top 5 articles from this past week.
First Large-Scale Trial of Kidney Transplant Between HIV+ Donor and Recipient
An ambitious new trial aims to confirm that people living with HIV can be kidney donors to HIV recipients, shortening the time those recipients wait for a transplant.
A Cure for HIV? An Update One Year Later
Big advances in treatment can’t make up for an inability to stop new infections, which number 5,000 per day worldwide.
Proposed Budget Cuts to Global Health Might Be Bad Medicine for State Economies: Public Health Watch Report
A new report by Global Health Technologies Coalition assesses the economic impact of cuts to global health R&D on the economies of US states.
NNRTI Resistance Model Aids Treatment of HIV in Africa
The World Health Organization has a new way to identify cost-effective measures to address the increasing prevalence of drug-resistant HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.
Trogarzo Now Available In the United States for Those With Multidrug-Resistant HIV
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this new intravenously-administered HIV medication for patients who are suffering from multidrug-resistant HIV who have failed other antiretroviral therapies.
Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes with TDF-FTC-ATV/r Similar or Lower Than Other ART Regimens
A recent study finds no difference in risk for adverse birth outcomes between 3 antiretroviral regimens taken by pregnant women with HIV, including TDF-FTC-LPV/r, a regimen that has raised safety concerns in a past trial.
Risk of HIV/AIDS Among Transgender Individuals Remains High, as Testing Rates Are Still Low: Public Health Watch
Data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System indicate two-thirds of transgender men and women have not been tested for HIV/AIDS.