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HIV/AIDS Bone Loss and Fracture Risk in Patients With HIV: What We Know So Far

Bone Loss and Fracture Risk in Patients With HIV: What We Know So Far

In addition to prevention measures, switching off the ARTs associated with bone loss and administering intravenous bisphosphonate, a bone resorption inhibitor, can be an effective strategy for preventing bone loss seen in HIV-infected individuals.

Practice Management Ransomware Attacks in Medicine: Are Hospitals Adequately Protected?

Ransomware Attacks in Medicine: Are Hospitals Adequately Protected?

How can hospitals protect themselves against recent ransomware attacks?

Hepatitis Hepatitis B: Search for the Cure and Challenges That Remain

Hepatitis B: Search for the Cure and Challenges That Remain

One of the main challenges in managing and controlling hepatitis B infection today is identifying people who are infected and ensuring that they have access to suitable treatment.

Practice Management Accountable Care Organizations: Evaluating Cost Saving Success

Accountable Care Organizations: Evaluating Cost Saving Success

An analysis on the cost saving success of accountable care organizations.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Mycoplasma genitalium: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

Mycoplasma genitalium: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

While Mycoplasma genitalium is emerging as one of the most common causes of sexually transmitted infections, and is often underrecognized and treated with ineffective antibiotics.

Clostridium Difficile Biotherapeutics for the Prevention of Clostridium difficile Infection

Biotherapeutics for the Prevention of Clostridium difficile Infection

Experts review biotherapeutics for the prevention of C difficile infection, including probiotics, fecal microbiota transplantation, and nontoxigenic C difficile.

Hepatitis Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Epidemiological data demonstrate a link between HCV infection and cardiovascular disease, whereas treatment studies suggest viral eradication may lower the risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

Pneumonia Challenges in Managing Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

Challenges in Managing Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

Diagnosis is one of the primary difficulties in managing hospital acquired pneumonia.

Hepatitis New Treatment Options for Rheumatic Manifestations of HCV

New Treatment Options for Rheumatic Manifestations of HCV

Patients with HCV are at risk for several extrahepatic sequelae. Find out what they are and the new treatment options for managing HCV in patients with rheumatic symptoms.

Pediatric Illnesses CMV Infection in Mothers and Infants: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges

CMV Infection in Mothers and Infants: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges

Cytomeglovirus infection is associated with a range of diagnostic and treatment challenges and a relatively high transmission rate from the mother to the fetus.

HIV/AIDS ART and PrEP: How Technological Advances Can Improve Adherence

ART and PrEP: How Technological Advances Can Improve Adherence

Several technological advances have been developed to improve adherence to antiretroviral and preexposure prophylaxis therapy.

Infections in Immunocompromised Patients Infections Complicate Biologic Use in Autoimmune Inflammatory Disorders

Infections Complicate Biologic Use in Autoimmune Inflammatory Disorders

The risk for infection and malignancy associated with biologic use complicates the management of patients with a deficient immune system. Equip yourself with the information needed to effectively manage these complex patients.

Sepsis Sepsis-Related Mortality Decreased With Rapid Implementation of Protocol

Sepsis-Related Mortality Decreased With Rapid Implementation of Protocol

Rapid treatment of sepsis using mandated care bundles improves outcomes.

Antibiotics, Antimicrobial Resistance Structurally Modified Vancomycin Demonstrates Superior Antimicrobial Activity

Structurally Modified Vancomycin Demonstrates Superior Antimicrobial Activity

Binding pocket and peripheral structural modifications of vancomycin improve its antimicrobial activity and durability.

Diagnostics Advances in Point-of-Care Testing and Tips for Clinicians

Advances in Point-of-Care Testing and Tips for Clinicians

An expert interview on recent developments in molecular point-of-care and near-patient testing for infectious diseases.

Emerging Treatments Gilead Submits NDA for Triple-Therapy, Single Tablet HIV Regimen

Gilead Submits NDA for Triple-Therapy, Single Tablet HIV Regimen

Gilead submitted their single-tablet regimen containing bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide for HIV-1 treatment to the FDA.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases New Assay Targets Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin in Gonorrhea

New Assay Targets Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin in Gonorrhea

In an effort to combat extensive drug-resistance in gonorrhea, a new assay identifies patients who may still have a response to an older, less reliable therapy.

Geriatric Illnesses Gut Microbiota Associated With Parkinson's Disease Progression

Gut Microbiota Associated With Parkinson's Disease Progression

An imbalance in gut microbiota may be associated with the progression of Parkinson's disease.

HIV/AIDS Last Gift Study: A Participant's Perspective on End-of-Life HIV Research

Last Gift Study: A Participant's Perspective on End-of-Life HIV Research

Dr Sara Gianella Weibel talks with Anthony B, a patient with HIV and end-stage amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and the first participant enrolled in the "Last Gift" end-of-life study, about his experience as part of this new end-of-life model to study HIV persistence.

HIV/AIDS Last Gift Study: Community Perspective on End-of-Life HIV Research

Last Gift Study: Community Perspective on End-of-Life HIV Research

Dr Sara Gianella Weibel talks with Jeff Taylor, community activist and long-term HIV survivor, about a new end-of-life model to study HIV persistence.

HIV/AIDS Last Gift Study: End-of-Life HIV Research

Last Gift Study: End-of-Life HIV Research

Dr Sara Gianella Weibel talks with Dr Davey Smith, head of the Division of Infectious Disease at the University of California, San Diego, about a proposed new model to study HIV persistence, called the Last Gift study.

Dermatology FDA Approves New Intravenous, Oral Antibiotic for Skin Infections

FDA Approves New Intravenous, Oral Antibiotic for Skin Infections

The FDA has approved delafloxacin (Baxdela™, Melinta Therapeutics), a new antibacterial drug to treat acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.

Vector-borne Illnesses Placental Malaria and Risk of Malaria Infection in Childhood

Placental Malaria and Risk of Malaria Infection in Childhood

Placental malaria during pregnancy may raise the risk of malaria infection in childhood by promoting maternal microchimerism, in which the fetus acquires noninherited maternal cells during pregnancy. Maternal microchimerism may be the mechanism by which the fetus develops tolerance to malaria antigens, leading to an impaired malaria-specific immune response.

Clostridium Difficile C difficile Treatment and Prevention: Novel Antibiotics and Immunologic Therapies

C difficile Treatment and Prevention: Novel Antibiotics and Immunologic Therapies

Experts review novel antibiotic therapies that may limit the impact on the gut microbiome, as well as passive immunization products that may bolster the immune response to C difficile toxins and possibly reduce the frequency of toxigenic strains.

Influenza Repeat Influenza Vaccination Yields Reduced Antibody Response

Repeat Influenza Vaccination Yields Reduced Antibody Response

Health care workers who had multiple annual vaccinations for influenza demonstrated lower serologic responses to the most current vaccination compared with those who had less than 2 previous vaccinations.

Hepatitis Hepatitis C Virus Infection: A Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes?

Hepatitis C Virus Infection: A Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes?

Hepatitis C virus infection may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes, but whether a causal relationship exists is unclear. Screening for type 2 diabetes in this population may have important public health implications.

Practice Management Addressing Challenges of Medical Liability Reform

Addressing Challenges of Medical Liability Reform

Medical liability remains a troubling issue today, placing a burden on patients and a financial burden of medical practitioners and insurance providers.

Pneumonia Efficacy of Antibiotics for Community-Acquired Pneumonia Evaluated

Efficacy of Antibiotics for Community-Acquired Pneumonia Evaluated

Study finds that over one-fifth of those prescribed an antibiotic for community-acquired pneumonia experience treatment failure.

HIV/AIDS A Transgender Woman's Perspective on HIV Research, Prevention, and Care

A Transgender Woman's Perspective on HIV Research, Prevention, and Care

Dr Sara Gianella talks with Brooke Sullivan, a transgender woman and HIV activist, about ways to improve transgender individuals' involvement in HIV research.

HIV/AIDS PrEP in the Transgender Population: New Study to Examine Effects

PrEP in the Transgender Population: New Study to Examine Effects

Dr Sara Gianella talks with Dr Sheldon Morris, from the University of California San Diego AntiViral Research Center about an upcoming PrEP study in transgender people, including understanding HIV prevention in this population, uptake of PrEP, and adherence to treatment.

Waterborne Illnesses Cholera Vaccine Recommendations Issued by ACIP

Cholera Vaccine Recommendations Issued by ACIP

Report provides new recommendations and guidance for vaccination providers and travelers about the use of lyophilized CVD 103-HgR (Vaxchora, PaxVax, Redwood City, California).

Regulatory Issues Congressional Acts Pose Threat to National ID Health Initiatives

Congressional Acts Pose Threat to National ID Health Initiatives

Passage of the 2017 budget, along with congressional approval of the AHCA, leaves large holes in the funding of the proposed national approach to infectious disease control.

Hygiene Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis: What Are the Links?

Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis: What Are the Links?

Bi-directional mechanisms linking periodontal disease to the development of rheumatoid arthritis may offer biomarkers for the development of RA and treatment objectives that influence the courses of both inflammatory conditions.

HIV/AIDS HIV Transmission Through Breastfeeding: New Review and Expert Interview

HIV Transmission Through Breastfeeding: New Review and Expert Interview

Mother-to-child HIV transmission rates are low in the presence of antiretroviral therapy but increase once ART stops at 6 months postpartum.

Practice Management Medical Curbside Consultations: What Are the Legal Risks?

Medical Curbside Consultations: What Are the Legal Risks?

Elisabeth Aron, MD, MPH, takes a look at the legal risks of providing medical curbside consultations.

MRSA Telavancin Efficacy Against Difficult-to-Treat Pathogens

Telavancin Efficacy Against Difficult-to-Treat Pathogens

Theravance Biopharma announced positive results from 3 studies on Vibativ (telavancin), a lipoglycopeptide antibiotic.

Nosocomial Infections Infective Endocarditis Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

Infective Endocarditis Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

Patients with end-stage renal disease on dialysis are at higher risk for infective endocarditis than the general population and are also likely to have poorer outcomes, such as stroke and death.

Pediatric Illnesses Pertussis Booster Dose Safe in Pediatric Patients With IBD

Pertussis Booster Dose Safe in Pediatric Patients With IBD

A booster dose of pertussis vaccine is safe and immunogenic for pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

GI Illness CDC Issues New Recommendations for Treating Shigella Infection

CDC Issues New Recommendations for Treating Shigella Infection

The CDC has issued an alert regarding new recommendations for the treatment of Shigella infection.

Respiratory Maternal Tdap Vaccination Highly Protective Against Infant Pertussis

Maternal Tdap Vaccination Highly Protective Against Infant Pertussis

Maternal Tdap vaccination was found to be highly protective against pertussis in newborns.

Practice Management Reporting Negative Clinical Trial Results Integral to Research

Reporting Negative Clinical Trial Results Integral to Research

WHO, NIH, and FDA call for the negative or inconclusive results of clinical studies to be published or made publicly available.

Practice Management Improving Care for Medicaid Consumers Under the Affordable Care Act

Improving Care for Medicaid Consumers Under the Affordable Care Act

Despite the increase in coverage under the ACA, data suggest Medicaid patients often had increased wait times for appointments to see healthcare providers.

E. coli Tetravalent E coli Vaccine Safe, Immunogenic in Women With Recurrent UTI

Tetravalent E coli Vaccine Safe, Immunogenic in Women With Recurrent UTI

Phase 1b trial finds tetravalent E coli bioconjugate vaccine candidate in women with recurrent UTI safe and immunogenic.

Practice Management Medical Device Safety: More Active Surveillance Needed

Medical Device Safety: More Active Surveillance Needed

The development of new device technologies points to the need for new strategies to monitor their continuing safety and efficacy.

Clostridium Difficile Review of Clostridium difficile Vaccines in Development

Review of Clostridium difficile Vaccines in Development

Drs Kociolek and Shulman, from the division of infectious diseases at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago in Illinois, review all the current vaccine candidates in development for Clostridium difficile infection.

HIV/AIDS Cardiovascular Disease in Persons With HIV Infection

Cardiovascular Disease in Persons With HIV Infection

Persons living with HIV infection have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease; use of some antiretroviral agents can exacerbate this risk.

Practice Management Improving Resident Handoffs to Enhance Inpatient Care

Improving Resident Handoffs to Enhance Inpatient Care

Recent research found that end-of-rotation transition in care was linked to significantly higher in-hospital mortality.

Practice Management Opposition Voiced Against Republican-led Healthcare Reform

Opposition Voiced Against Republican-led Healthcare Reform

The AMA and ACP voice their opposition after House leadership proposes a new health care act in replacement of Obamacare.

Practice Management FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

The FDA has released draft guidance documents for appropriate marketing communication on medical products and devices.

Practice Management The Role of Industry Funding on Patient Advocacy Groups

The Role of Industry Funding on Patient Advocacy Groups

An expert Q&A with Susannah L. Rose, PhD, on the prevalence of industry funding of advocacy groups and what clinicians should consider when interpreting research outcomes.

Emerging Diseases Investigation Into Seoul Virus Outbreak Expanded by CDC

Investigation Into Seoul Virus Outbreak Expanded by CDC

Symptoms of Seoul virus infection include fever, headache, and back pain.

HIV/AIDS Should the FDA Lift the Ban on Blood Donations From MSM?

Should the FDA Lift the Ban on Blood Donations From MSM?

Critics of the FDA's current restriction on blood donation from MSM argue that it is unnecessary and discriminatory, and propose a policy based on individual risk rather than sexual orientation.

HIV/AIDS HIV Research in Women: Expert Q&A

HIV Research in Women: Expert Q&A

Drs Gianella and Karris discuss the many factors that play a role in the underrepresentation of women in HIV research.

Practice Management How Does Student Well-Being Affect Medical Education?

How Does Student Well-Being Affect Medical Education?

Medical students learn better when they are in a good state of mind, researchers found.

Antibiotics, Antimicrobial Resistance Clinicians Reduce Antibiotic Overuse Using Simulation Tool

Clinicians Reduce Antibiotic Overuse Using Simulation Tool

A virtual simulation allows clinicians to role play to improve clinician-patient communication.

HIV/AIDS Confronting Coronary Heart Disease in HIV/AIDS

Confronting Coronary Heart Disease in HIV/AIDS

A review of coronary heart disease in patients with HIV.

Practice Management Cleveland Clinic Shares Top 2017 Medical Innovations

Cleveland Clinic Shares Top 2017 Medical Innovations

More than 100 clinicians and researchers identified the top 10 most anticipated medical innovations of 2017.

Ebola New Ebola Vaccine Highly Effective in Preventing Spread of Disease

New Ebola Vaccine Highly Effective in Preventing Spread of Disease

A new vaccine for Ebola showed high efficacy in preventing the development of Ebola in clusters of people exposed to the virus, and protection was also conferred to those who were not vaccinated.

Practice Management US Election: What's in Store for the Affordable Care Act?

US Election: What's in Store for the Affordable Care Act?

Speculation surrounds the new administration's plan for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Practice Management Steps for Improving Medical Education Considered

Steps for Improving Medical Education Considered

Researchers and physicians explore what's working and not working in medical education.

Practice Management The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Care

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Care

Although there are delays in implementation, artificial intelligence has many potential applications in medicine.

Practice Management Benefits and Barriers Associated With Patient EHR Access

Benefits and Barriers Associated With Patient EHR Access

The increase in direct patient access to online health records confers multiple benefits, though disparities in access should be addressed.

HIV/AIDS HIV Care Continuum: Improving Future Outcomes

HIV Care Continuum: Improving Future Outcomes

While 86% of all persons living with HIV in the US know that they are HIV-infected, only an estimated 35% actually achieve viral suppression.

Hygiene Hand Washing Compliance Rates in Early Childhood Care Centers

Hand Washing Compliance Rates in Early Childhood Care Centers

Hand washing compliance was less than 30% among caregivers working with children between infancy and 5-years-old.

Waterborne Illnesses FDA Approves Vaxchora for Cholera

FDA Approves Vaxchora for Cholera

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend Vaxchora for US travelers to areas of active cholera transmission.

Antibiotics, Antimicrobial Resistance Influence of Electronics on Antibiotic Prescription Rates Appears Limited

Influence of Electronics on Antibiotic Prescription Rates Appears Limited

Although certain behavioral interventions did not work, methods are needed to reduce antibiotic overuse.

Chlamydia NESTS: No Evidence of Rise in Trachoma Following End of Mass Antibiotic Distribution

NESTS: No Evidence of Rise in Trachoma Following End of Mass Antibiotic Distribution

Researchers found only 3 cases of follicular trachoma and one case of infection in 2 districts, well below the World Health Organization criteria.

Practice Management Coding Practices Might Explain Lower Pay in Women Doctors

Coding Practices Might Explain Lower Pay in Women Doctors

The reimbursement gap between male and female doctors might be due to coding practices and accuracy.

Antibiotics, Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns of Antibiotic Resistant mcr-1 Gene Suggest Low Transmission Risk

Patterns of Antibiotic Resistant mcr-1 Gene Suggest Low Transmission Risk

Person-to-person or environmental transmission is low in mcr-1 gene antibiotic resistant bacteria.

HIV/AIDS Efforts to Boost HIV Testing Rates Working, But Work Remains

Efforts to Boost HIV Testing Rates Working, But Work Remains

Ramped up efforts to encourage more men who have sex with men to get tested for HIV have made an impact, but rates are still lower than needed.

Hepatitis Reports Provide Guidance on HBV Testing, Address Challenges for HBV Response

Reports Provide Guidance on HBV Testing, Address Challenges for HBV Response

Two reports call attention to importance of diagnosing, treating HBV.

Practice Management Addressing EMR Interoperability, Productivity, and Lack of Specificity

Addressing EMR Interoperability, Productivity, and Lack of Specificity

Many providers still find EMRs vexing, even after all these years.

Clostridium Difficile Prevention and Treatment of C Difficile

Prevention and Treatment of C Difficile

New treatment strategies are necessary as researchers work to prevent C difficile infection.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Growing Antibiotic Resistance Prompts Updated STI Guidelines

Growing Antibiotic Resistance Prompts Updated STI Guidelines

WHO releases new treatment guidelines for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis

Influenza How Does Statin Use Impact Flu Vaccine Efficacy?

How Does Statin Use Impact Flu Vaccine Efficacy?

The researchers noted that earlier studies had shown that statins have proven anti-inflammatory effects, and older adults who usually take these medications are also more at risk for complications from influenza.

Emerging Diseases Climate Change Will Likely Challenge Current Malaria Control Programs

Climate Change Will Likely Challenge Current Malaria Control Programs

Sustained control efforts are necessary, 'as the effects of the flood on malaria transmission may continue for up to one year after the initial event.'

HIV/AIDS IDSA Guidelines Urge 'Prompt Coordinated Treatment' for HIV and TB

IDSA Guidelines Urge 'Prompt Coordinated Treatment' for HIV and TB

The guidelines note that TB treatment should begin as soon as the patient is suspected of having active TB disease, even before test results confirm the diagnosis.

MRSA Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Colonization Associated With SLE Disease Phenotype

Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Colonization Associated With SLE Disease Phenotype

S aureus colonization was associated with particular SLE phenotypes.

Pneumonia IDSA: Shorter Courses of Antibiotics Safe for Treating HAP, VAP

IDSA: Shorter Courses of Antibiotics Safe for Treating HAP, VAP

Published in 2005, the previous guidelines recommended different lengths of treatment time for antibiotic therapy based on the bacterium causing the infection.

Treatments Updated IDSA Guidelines on Valley Fever: Early Diagnosis Key to Treatment

Updated IDSA Guidelines on Valley Fever: Early Diagnosis Key to Treatment

The updated guidelines note that coccidioidomycosis, originally nicknamed San Joaquin Valley fever, may be overlooked as a cause of illness, which may lead to unnecessary blood imaging tests and antibiotic use.

Hepatitis IDSA, AASLD Update Hepatitis Guidance

IDSA, AASLD Update Hepatitis Guidance

The update also offers guidance regarding the prudent use of HCV resistance testing, a source of considerable confusion for practitioners.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Gonorrhea Treatment Options Threatened as Resistance Emerges

Gonorrhea Treatment Options Threatened as Resistance Emerges

Signs of emerging resistance to azithromycin suggests that this drug will be next in the long line of antibiotics to which gonorrhea bacteria have become resistant - a list that includes penicillin, tetracycline, and fluoroquinolones.

Ebola What Role Did the CDC Play in the Ebola Response?

What Role Did the CDC Play in the Ebola Response?

CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for the Ebola response on July 9, 2014.

Emerging Diseases New Research Notes Natural Compounds Effective Against Pathogens Causing Lyme Disease

New Research Notes Natural Compounds Effective Against Pathogens Causing Lyme Disease

The study revealed that polyphenols such as baicalein, luteolin, and rosmarinic acid, fatty acids namely monolaurin and 10-HAD, and micronutrients like iodine and vitamins D3 and C were particularly effective.

E. coli Higher Bacterial Loads Resulted in Greater Hand-to-Hand Transmission

Higher Bacterial Loads Resulted in Greater Hand-to-Hand Transmission

One important issue derived from the study is that it sets a target that may be useful for the norms evaluating hand hygiene products, and also for future studies comparing different hand hygiene products.

ASM 2016 ASM 2016: Hospitals Not At Top of List to Blame in Clostridium Difficile Transmission

ASM 2016: Hospitals Not At Top of List to Blame in Clostridium Difficile Transmission

Importance of C difficile transmission routes varies by setting.

Hygiene Contaminated Gloves Boosts Risks of Cross-transmission of Pathogens

Contaminated Gloves Boosts Risks of Cross-transmission of Pathogens

Failure to change or remove contaminated gloves carries a high-risk of healthcare-associated pathogens transmission.

Antibiotics, Antimicrobial Resistance Post-operative Antibiotic Prophylaxis Did Not Reduce Surgical Site Infections

Post-operative Antibiotic Prophylaxis Did Not Reduce Surgical Site Infections

Numerous studies have shown no benefit in continuing antibiotics after surgery.

Respiratory Addressing Altered Vaccine Immunogenicity and Low Vaccination Rates in Those With Autoimmune Diseases

Addressing Altered Vaccine Immunogenicity and Low Vaccination Rates in Those With Autoimmune Diseases

Despite decades of research on the disproportionate impact of infection on those with rheumatic disease, patients in this population are less likely than those without rheumatic disease to undergo routine vaccination.

Chlamydia APIC: Many ED Patients Suspected to Have Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Receive Unnecessary Antibiotics

APIC: Many ED Patients Suspected to Have Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Receive Unnecessary Antibiotics

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.

Respiratory Missing Clinic Visit, Treatment Type, and Other Factors Influence TB Treatment Compliance

Missing Clinic Visit, Treatment Type, and Other Factors Influence TB Treatment Compliance

About 22% of 6232 patients did not complete latent tuberculosis (LTBI) treatment.

Waterborne Illnesses CDC: Improved Water Systems Needed to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease Outbreaks

CDC: Improved Water Systems Needed to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease Outbreaks

Problems identified in these building-associated outbreaks included inadequate disinfectant levels, human error, and equipment breakdowns

HIV/AIDS Social Media Could Help Increase HIV Testing Rates

Social Media Could Help Increase HIV Testing Rates

Following the year-long study period, the intervention group had a testing rate of 63.7% and the comparison group had 42%.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Testing Errors, Reinfection Should be Considered When Performing Cure Test for Gonorrhea

Testing Errors, Reinfection Should be Considered When Performing Cure Test for Gonorrhea

Evidence may suggest that universal test of cure may not be necessary for all patients.

E. coli Colistin-Resistant mcr-1 E. coli Confirmed in the United States

Colistin-Resistant mcr-1 E. coli Confirmed in the United States

Researchers found the multidrug resistant bacteria in a woman who sought treatment for UTI.

E. coli Reactive Arthritis Attributed to E. Coli, Enterococcus Faecalis Noted in Recent Report

Reactive Arthritis Attributed to E. Coli, Enterococcus Faecalis Noted in Recent Report

While Chlamydia trachomatis is the most reported genitourinary pathogen causing ReA, other bacteria including E. coli and Enterococcus faecalis have been implicated in the pathogenesis of ReA.

HIV/AIDS Patients With HIV Face Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Challenges in CVD Treatment

Patients With HIV Face Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Challenges in CVD Treatment

Thanks in large part to antiretroviral therapy, patients with HIV are living longer, but they and the physicians who treat them are facing unique challenges as they age.

Waterborne Illnesses As Summer Approaches, Pearls to Offer Patients About Water Safety

As Summer Approaches, Pearls to Offer Patients About Water Safety

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week begins on May 23, 2016.

Antibiotics, Antimicrobial Resistance Patients, Provider Perceptions Differ on Antibiotic Use

Patients, Provider Perceptions Differ on Antibiotic Use

Patients and providers have different perceptions, behaviors, and knowledge on antibiotic usage.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases HPV Education in College Populations Urged

HPV Education in College Populations Urged

College-aged students may benefit from continued education regarding the spread of HPV, especially oral transmission.

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