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HXTC Therapy Safe, Well Tolerated in HIV Patients
HIV-specific ex-vivo expanded T cell therapy appears to be safe and well tolerated in people with HIV taking antiretroviral therapy who are virally suppressed.
Current Recommended Treatment for Gonorrhea Still Effective, According to New Study
The current CDC recommended therapy for the treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea remains the dual combination therapy of 250 mg ceftriaxone delivered intramuscularly and 1 g of azithromycin taken orally.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—September 9, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Carcinogenic HPV Type Has Highest Rate of Incidence and Lowest Rate of Clearance
When it comes to HPV infection in men who have sex with men, the type of virus they contract has real implications for their future cancer risk.
Screening During Pregnancy Reduces the Incidence of Congenital Syphilis
The US Preventative Services Task Force recommends early screening for syphilis in pregnant women and a literature review has reinforced the recommendations.
Seattle HIV Case Cluster Stark Reminder of Risks to Homeless: Public Health Watch
Local officials tout benefits of needle exchange, testing programs at reducing risk.
Second-Line Drugs Can Successfully Treat Children with Multidrug-Resistant TB
An international literature review indicates that 78% of children with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis were successfully treated with second-line treatment.
Integrated Intervention Increases Use of HIV Therapy in People Who Inject Drugs
In a new study, investigators found that providing guidance and advice in people who inject drugs increased use of antiretroviral medication use by 30%.