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Gonorrhea Continues to Show High Levels of Resistance to Azithromycin Across EU
Results of the 2016 European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Program report a steady rise in drug resistant-gonorrhea infections.
DOR/3TC/TDF is Non-Superior to EFV/FTC/TDF for Reducing HIV-1 RNA Copies at 48 Weeks
A treatment comprised of DOR/3TC/TDF was non-superior to EFV/FTC/TDF for primary efficacy but resulted in fewer adverse events.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—September 2, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Concentrations of ART in Scalp Hair Correlate with Virologic Response
Strands of hair have several advantages over plasma samples in revealing whether a person with HIV is adhering to a medication regimen.
Missed Opportunities for PrEP Prescribing in High-Risk Populations
Investigators find that only 48% of surveyed health care providers had ever prescribed PrEP.
Chlamydia Infections Remain High Among Young Adult Females in the United States
Although the incidence of Chlamydia trachomatis infections remains high among young women (ages 14-24), new data indicate that prevalence of the sexually-transmitted infection is decreasing.
Investigators Uncover a New Approach to Target Herpesviruses
A new study has uncovered how cytomegalovirus can bypass the body’s defense mechanisms that prevent viral infections.
Provider Attitudes Impact How Far Patients With HIV Are Willing to Travel for Care
Study results indicate that patients with HIV are willing to wait at least 19 hours or travel up to 28 miles to see a “nice” provider.
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