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Two Genes Identified as Potential Drug Targets in Treatment of HIV
New research from Johns Hopkins reveals that 2 genes, CMPK2 and BCLG, are selectively activated in the presence of type 1 interferon.
Ibalizumab Shows Promising Activity in Patients with Multidrug-Resistant HIV
Use of ibalizumab in combination with other HIV treatment could be an effective option for adults with advanced drug-resistant HIV.
Long-Acting Injectable 2-Drug HIV Treatment Regimen Proves Noninferior to Standard of Care
A phase 3 trial has met its primary endpoint, showing a similar efficacy of a once-a-month injectable 2DR of cabotegravir and rilpivirine compared to daily, oral 3DR.
Genetic Sequencing Can Evaluate the Effectiveness of HIV Interventions
The method uses genetic sequencing to pinpoint the source of new infections following a community intervention, therefore measuring the impact of the intervention.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—July 29, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Efavirenz Raises Risk of Suicidality
New research shows that incidences of suicidality were higher among patients who were prescribed EFV compared to a control group; the results indicate that EFV, rather that treatment initiation timelines, were correlated with suicidal behavior.
Syphilis Outbreak Spreads Throughout Australia
Syphilis continues to spread in indigenous populations residing in 4 jurisdictions throughout Australia.
UK Health Officials Aim to Stop the Emerging Superbug <I>Mycoplasma Genitalium</i>
Better diagnostics and treatment are needed for Mycoplasma genitalium—a lesser-known sexually-transmitted infection estimated to infect up to 3% of the population in many countries.