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CROI 2017 Study Supports Current Prevention Interventions for Zika Exposure

Study Supports Current Prevention Interventions for Zika Exposure

The current sexual prevention guidelines recommend that men use condoms or abstain from sex for 6 months after Zika virus exposure. Now there are strong data to support these guidelines.

CROI 2017 Advances in the Battle Against HIV/AIDS to be Highlighted at CROI 2017

Advances in the Battle Against HIV/AIDS to be Highlighted at CROI 2017

Vaccines against HIV/AIDS enter a new era.

Zika Virus First Locally Acquired US Zika Case Described

First Locally Acquired US Zika Case Described

A 23-year old pregnant woman in Florida infected with Zika gives birth to infant with no signs of infection.

Zika Virus Major Outbreak of Zika Unlikely in the United States

Major Outbreak of Zika Unlikely in the United States

Low socioeconomic conditions and associated cultural practices increases chances of mosquito-borne diseases.

Zika Virus Increase Cases of Zika-Related Microcephaly Seen in Colombia

Increase Cases of Zika-Related Microcephaly Seen in Colombia

Between January 31, 2016, and mid-November 2016, there were 476 cases of microcephaly in Colombia, a four-fold increase from the same period in 2015.

Zika Virus Zika-Associated Birth Defects at 6% in United States

Zika-Associated Birth Defects at 6% in United States

Findings support need of screening pregnant women for Zika virus.

Zika Virus More Serious Birth Defects Linked to Congenital Zika Infection

More Serious Birth Defects Linked to Congenital Zika Infection

Birth defects were noted even among women who had only mild clinical symptoms during pregnancy.

Zika Virus Vaginal Tissue More Vulnerable to Infection by Zika Virus

Vaginal Tissue More Vulnerable to Infection by Zika Virus

Study conducted on mice found suppressed vaginal immune response to the Zika virus.

Zika Virus Zika Virus Can Survive on Hard Surfaces for Hours

Zika Virus Can Survive on Hard Surfaces for Hours

Researchers say Zika virus can survive for hours on hard, nonporous surfaces such as countertops, floors, and doorknobs.

Zika Virus Retinal Damage Linked to Infants With Zika Virus

Retinal Damage Linked to Infants With Zika Virus

Zika virus can cause severe damage to the retina in infants.

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