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Trial of Antibiotics Useful in Predicting TB in People with HIV, Study Finds
Using a trial of antibiotics may be useful for predicting tuberculosis in ambulatory patients with HIV, particularly in settings with limited access to resources, a new study suggests.
Why Do People With HIV Lose Smallpox Immunity Despite Vaccination?
Although antiretroviral therapy restores a patient with HIV’s immune system, lingering damage from HIV can render past vaccinations obsolete, a new study finds.
PrEP Users With Commercial Insurance Persist on Regimen Longer Than Medicaid-Insured Individuals
A new study conducted by CDC investigators found that commercially insured patients persisted on PrEP for median time of 13.7 months, compared to 6.8 months among Medicaid patients.
Neural Tube Defect Prevalence Similar Between Infants Exposed to HIV and General Population
The prevalence of NTDs in pregnancies among women with diagnosed HIV infection was 7.0 per 10,000 live births, which was similar to that among the general population.
California's Plan to Improve PrEP Uptake A Model for Other States?: Public Health Watch
New legislation, cost assistance program will likely reduce transmission.
CDC Offers STD Recommendations as Care Shifts to Primary Care Setting
Over the past decade and a half, more Americans have begun to receive STD-related diagnoses and care in a primary care setting. New recommendations from the CDC aim to help ensure quality care amid the shift.
Are Pregnant Women Getting the Right HIV Antiretrovirals?
Roughly half of all American expectant mothers living with HIV are receiving treatments that don’t meet federal guidelines. A new study examines prescribing choices for this population.
Medical Care Coordination Program Can Increase Life Expectancy for People with HIV
Viral suppression at 2 years nearly doubled for people with HIV in a medical care coordination program implemented by the Los Angeles County Division of HIV and STD Programs, a new study found.
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