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National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Education is Key to Stopping HIV
On National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day we take a closer look at how the HIV/AIDS epidemic impacts younger individuals and what can be done to cut back on new diagnoses.
New Insights into Ceftriaxone-Resistant Gonorrhea
Although resistant strains have been reported sporadically, in recent years, there have been no reports of what an international team of researchers has described as “sustained transmission”—until now.
Emergency Department Plays Critical Part in Diagnosis of HIV in Low-Resource Area
Results from a Johns Hopkins study conducted at Frere Hospital in South Africa indicate that emergency departments play a critical role in promoting HIV testing.
Hospital Patients in Colorado at Risk of Hepatitis & HIV Following Surgery
The risk comes after it was found that surgical instruments used for orthopedic and spine surgeries were not cleaned properly and consequently, the sterilization of those instruments was compromised.
Novel HIV Drug Doravirine Non-Inferior to Darunavir
Novel HIV drug doravirine shows good potential in a recent clinical trial comparing it with established therapy darunavir.
The first case of gonorrhea resistant to available first-line antibiotics has been reported in the United Kingdom.
Hank Tomlinson Named New Director of the Division of Global HIV & TB at CDC
Dr. Tomlinson previously served as the principal deputy director for the DGHT and became the Acting Director in October 2017.
Grindr Found to Be Sharing Users' HIV Status With Other Companies
On the heels of revealing a new feature promoting HIV testing, a data analysis finds that the app was sharing sensitive information with other companies.
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