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AIDS 2016 Meeting Coverage

IDSA Updates Aspergillosis Guidelines

The updated guidelines focus on the diagnosis and treatment of the major forms of aspergillosis: allergic, chronic and invasive, the latter which kills 40% to 80% of those with widespread infection.

FDA Requests Info on Consumer Sanitizers

The request is part of the FDA's larger, ongoing review of OTC antiseptic active ingredients to ensure these ingredients are safe and effective.

HIV Testing Rates Low in Some

The researchers examined data from the 2009-2012 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and the US Census to calculate the number of visits to doctors' offices, and how much testing for HIV was conducted.

ACIP Recommendation: Avoid LAIV for 2016-2017

A statement released by AstraZeneca noted that "the US CDC effectiveness data for 2015-2016 season contrast with studies by AstraZeneca as well as preliminary independent findings by public health authorities in other countries.

ASM Microbe 2016: An Overview

Interview with Bill Gates starts the meeting.

Many ER Patients Get Unnecessary Meds

Of the 1,103 patients tested, 40% were treated with antibiotics for gonorrhea and/or chlamydia; of those treated, 76.6% ultimately tested negative for having the STD.

Zika Virus Tracker

The ID physician's source for the latest Zika virus information
Pediatric Illnesses Polio: The End is Becoming Nearer

Polio: The End is Becoming Nearer

Public health and global health efforts to eradicate polio are closing in on their goal.

AIDS 2016 AIDS 2016: Progress, Yet Challenges Remain

AIDS 2016: Progress, Yet Challenges Remain

All this week, we report live from the AIDS 2016 conference in Durban.

HIV/AIDS Traveling the HIV Spectrum With an HIV/AIDS Specialist in the Developed and Developing Worlds

Traveling the HIV Spectrum With an HIV/AIDS Specialist in the Developed and Developing Worlds

Gary Blick, MD, shares his 30+ years of experience in treating HIV.

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