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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.
Telavancin Promising Potential Treatment Option for MRSA in Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Investigators find telavancin has potent in vitro activity and low resistance development potential when used against S aureus isolates in patients with cystic fibrosis.
Recalls You Should Be Aware Of—Week of August 26, 2018
We’ve rounded up a list of important US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recalls from this past week.
 
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—August 26, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
New Prediction Model Assesses the Risk for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Burn Patients
Investigators from Loyola Medicine have developed a 3-pronged model that could identify patients at risk for acute respiratory distress syndrome.
 
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