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FDA Approves the First Complete Darunavir-Based Single-Tablet Regimen for HIV
The FDA has approved the first complete, darunavir-based single-tablet regimen (STR) for the treatment of HIV in treatment-naïve and certain virologically suppressed adults.
Five Action Steps to Integrate Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder & Infectious Disease Epidemics
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop highlights 5 key calls for action geared at health providers responsible for treating the infectious complications of patients with opioid use disorder.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—July 8, 2018
In case you missed them, we’ve compiled the top 5 infectious disease articles from this past week.
Sexual Behavior and Substance Use Can Affect Gut Microbiome
New research confirms that substance use and certain sexual practices among men who have sex with men may alter gut flora in ways that can have health consequences.
HIV Vaccine Candidate Produces Robust Immune Response in Healthy Adults
An experimental HIV-1 vaccine regimen reportedly produced immune responses against HIV in humans and rhesus monkeys.
HPV Testing More Effective Than Pap Test at Detecting Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
Study results suggest that HPV testing is able to detect cervical intraepithelial neoplasia earlier and more accurately than cytology.
Abandoned Genital Herpes Vaccine GEN-003 Found to Reduce Lesions, Decrease Viral Shedding at Varying Doses
Varying dose levels of the GEN-003 vaccine were found to be associated with decreased viral shedding and lesion reduction at up to 1 year post-treatment.
Patterns of PrEP Adherence in Men Who Have Sex with Men
Text messaging is an easy way to improve medication adherence rates, but success depends on a number of factors including youth and race.