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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.

Emerging Treatments Pitavastatin Lowers Cholesterol More Effectively Than Pravastatin in HIV

Pitavastatin Lowers Cholesterol More Effectively Than Pravastatin in HIV

Pitavastatin reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol to a greater extent than pravastatin with a similar safety profile in patients with HIV and dyslipidemia.

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.

Treatments Viruses Most Common Cause of Meningitis, Encephalitis in the US

Viruses Most Common Cause of Meningitis, Encephalitis in the US

Researchers found that viruses were the most common cause of meningitis and encephalitis in the United States from 2011 to 2014.

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.

Antibiotics, Antimicrobial Resistance Antiprotozoal Renders Gram-Negative Bacteria Susceptible to Antibiotics

Antiprotozoal Renders Gram-Negative Bacteria Susceptible to Antibiotics

Investigations in vitro and in mouse models showed that pentamidine, an antifungal and antiprotozoal agent, rendered Gram-negative pathogens susceptible to conventional antibiotics, even in the setting of colistin resistance.

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.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases New Guideline on HPV Vaccine for Cervical Cancer Prevention

New Guideline on HPV Vaccine for Cervical Cancer Prevention

The American Society of Clinical Oncology issued new recommendations based on 4 levels of resource settings on human papillomavirus vaccination for cervical cancer prevention.

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.

Pneumonia High Cardiac Troponin Levels Predict Mortality in CAP

High Cardiac Troponin Levels Predict Mortality in CAP

Elevated cardiac troponin levels were highly predictive of both in-hospital and long-term mortality in patients admitted for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

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.

Pediatric Illnesses Reducing Antibiotic Use in Infants With Use of Sepsis Risk Calculator

Reducing Antibiotic Use in Infants With Use of Sepsis Risk Calculator

A study finds the use of early-onset sepsis calculator can decrease the number of infants receiving a sepsis work-up and prophylactic antibiotics.

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.

Vector-borne Illnesses Investigational Malaria Vaccine Shows Durable Response to Multiple Strains

Investigational Malaria Vaccine Shows Durable Response to Multiple Strains

3 IV doses of PfSPZ vaccine conferred protection after immunization against different Pf strains of malaria than the one the vaccine came from.

Influenza Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous Zanamivir in Severe Influenza

Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous Zanamivir in Severe Influenza

Intravenous zanamivir is as safe and efficacious as oral oseltamivir in hospitalized patients with severe influenza.

Dermatology Daptomycin Effective in Treating Serious Skin Infections in Children

Daptomycin Effective in Treating Serious Skin Infections in Children

Intravenous daptomycin may be effective and well-tolerated in children, possibly providing an alternative treatment against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin infections in this patient population.

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.

HIV/AIDS Gay and Bisexual Men Living in the South Have Greatest Risk Of HIV Infection

Gay and Bisexual Men Living in the South Have Greatest Risk Of HIV Infection

Emory researchers have made new data analyses of where gay and bisexual men are most likely to be infected with HIV. The data will be used to direct vital HIV resources to areas of the most need.

Hepatitis Top News: Hepatitis C Kills More Americans Than Any Other Infectious Disease

Top News: Hepatitis C Kills More Americans Than Any Other Infectious Disease

A second CDC study, published online this month in Clinical Infectious Diseases, shows that annual hepatitis C-related mortality in 2013 surpassed the total combined number of deaths from 60 other infectious diseases reported to CDC.

HIV/AIDS Challenges in Managing Inflammatory Arthritis in Patients With Comorbid HIV Infection

Challenges in Managing Inflammatory Arthritis in Patients With Comorbid HIV Infection

Challenges of managing inflammatory arthritis in patients infected with HIV include difficulties in assessing disease activity and limited safety information for the use of immunosuppresive drugs in this patient population.

Hygiene CDC Campaign Reminds Clinicians: 'Clean Hands Count'

CDC Campaign Reminds Clinicians: 'Clean Hands Count'

Patients depend on their medical team to help them get well, and the first step is making sure healthcare professionals aren't exposing them to new infections.

GI Illness Cryptosporidium, E Coli Cases up in 2015 from Previous Years

Cryptosporidium, E Coli Cases up in 2015 from Previous Years

Foodnet officials attribute the increases to the wider use of culture-independent diagnostic tests (CIDTs).

Hepatitis WHO Officials Update Hepatitis C Guidelines

WHO Officials Update Hepatitis C Guidelines

WHO issued its first-ever recommendations on the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) two years ago, but since then, several new medicines, specifically direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), have been approved.

Hygiene WHO Hand Hygiene Technique Bests CDC Technique in Study

WHO Hand Hygiene Technique Bests CDC Technique in Study

The six-step technique was determined to be microbiologically more effective for reducing the median bacterial count (3.28 to 2.58) compared to the three-step method.

Emerging Treatments Trends in Cancer That Can Complicate HIV Management

Trends in Cancer That Can Complicate HIV Management

Cancer prevention efforts for patients with HIV should focus on smoking cessation and appropriate screening based on recommendations for the general population.

HIV/AIDS Co-infection With HCV, HIV Linked With Increased Risk of Diabetes

Co-infection With HCV, HIV Linked With Increased Risk of Diabetes

Guidelines for patients with coinfection sorely needed.

Clostridium Difficile Review Includes Updated Diagnosis, Treatment Guidance For GI Illness

Review Includes Updated Diagnosis, Treatment Guidance For GI Illness

The date indicated nucleic amplification tests were sensitive and specific for CDI when cultures were used as the reference standard.

HIV/AIDS Efavirenz-Based ART Associated with Reduced Efficacy of Birth Control with Levonorgestrel

Efavirenz-Based ART Associated with Reduced Efficacy of Birth Control with Levonorgestrel

Nevirapine-based ART did not have a negative impact on levonorgestrel exposure or efficacy.

Nosocomial Infections Coding And Guidance Changes Affect Sepsis Rates

Coding And Guidance Changes Affect Sepsis Rates

Coding artifact may be contributing to the apparent rise in sepsis incidence and decline in mortality.

Pneumonia Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia A Possibility When Patients Present With Dyspnea

Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia A Possibility When Patients Present With Dyspnea

Patients with COP generally have positive outcomes following a definitive diagnosis and the initiation of appropriate treatment.

E. coli CDC: Physician Input Central to PulseNet's Success

CDC: Physician Input Central to PulseNet's Success

The 83 labs in the national PulseNet network enter information into a database accessible to local and state health officials.

HIV/AIDS Personalizing Therapy Central to Treating Patients with HIV and Cancer

Personalizing Therapy Central to Treating Patients with HIV and Cancer

There are high cumulative incidences of...Kaposi sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and lung cancer" in patients with HIV when compared with those who did not have HIV.

Pediatric Illnesses Health Care Gaps Noted As Adolescents Mature

Health Care Gaps Noted As Adolescents Mature

The systematic literature review identified risk factors and protective factors that affect adolescents with chronic conditions.

Hepatitis Hep C: The Signs And Symptoms

Hep C: The Signs And Symptoms

Education of high risk populations and regular testing are crucial steps clinicians can take to stem the spread of hepatitis C infection.

CROI 2016 Engaging Men in HIV Clinical Trials: What Are the Challenges?

Engaging Men in HIV Clinical Trials: What Are the Challenges?

Should the focus shift to how best to reach men in trials?

Hepatitis Biologic Agents Associated with High Risk of HBV Flares in Psoriasis, Other Conditions

Biologic Agents Associated with High Risk of HBV Flares in Psoriasis, Other Conditions

The use of biologic agents in treatment of patients rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis is associated with a significant risk of heptatis B flares.

Influenza Managing Patient Perceptions of the Flu Vaccine

Managing Patient Perceptions of the Flu Vaccine

By presenting research on the safety and efficacy of the flu vaccine, clinicians can successfully promote vaccination to patients in their care.

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