CDC: Access to Better Contraception Needed for Zika Threat
(MedPage Today) -- Few women using highly effective LARC method (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 4, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Staph Nasal Carriage: A Link With Lupus? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The skin microbiome now implicated in disease pathogenesis (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika RNA Detectable in Pregnant Women After 2 Weeks
(MedPage Today) -- Pregnancy may prolong ability to detect virus (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika: CDC Issues Travel Warning for Continental U.S.
(MedPage Today) -- Ten new cases in Florida (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC Announces 10 More Zika Cases in Florida
(MedPage Today) -- Issues first-ever travel warning for continental U.S. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Local Cases Prompt New Anti-Zika Efforts in Florida
(MedPage Today) -- Four people were probably infected from local mosquitoes, officials say (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

DNC: National Medical Association Seeks Focus on Disparities
(MedPage Today) -- Group sees Affordable Care Act as helping the underserved (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Once-Daily Raltegravir Matches Twice Daily Efficacy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Trial shows new dosing strategy feasible (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Two-Drug HIV Regimen Passes Hurdle (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Promises simple, powerful, and cheap therapy (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: Zika Has'Spectrum' of Effects on Kids
(MedPage Today) -- More specific clinical guidance for pediatricians needed (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV: Complera Non-Inferior to Atripla (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Single-tablet fixed-dose combinations successfully suppress HIV (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Test-and-Treat: A Tricky Issue (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Clinical trial results clear; real world not so much (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Daily TB Treatment Better Than Intermittent (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Cutting back on standard regimens leads to more failures (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rural African Towns Can Deliver UN HIV Goals (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Communities in Kenya and Uganda meet 90-90-90 objectives (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 20, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

No Condoms, No Problems in PrEP Study (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Efficacy maintained although condom use fell (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 20, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Same-Day HIV Tx Boosts Care, Survival (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Initiation of therapy immediately after diagnosis proves beneficial (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 20, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Tx Halts Viral Spread (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- New study adds to evidence that HIV drugs can halt transmission (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Teens Handle PrEP Well (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Demonstration project shows adolescents use pills to prevent HIV -- for a while (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Anti-HIV Ring Could Offer Good Protection (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Analysis suggests benefit rises with consistent use (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

IAC: Anti-HIV Programs Miss Too Many at Highest Risk
(MedPage Today) -- UN chief, Hollywood star speak at IAC press conference (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Suppress HIV, Stop Transmission (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Final results of landmark trial show now transmission when HIV fully suppressed (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'Classic' HIV Cure Remains a Challenge, NIH Expert Says
(MedPage Today) -- NIAID director notes long remissions may be more achievable (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 16, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

IAC: Return to Africa Finds AIDS Situation Better
(MedPage Today) -- But "too early to declare victory" over virus that has killed millions (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Guidelines Push Integrase-Based Regimens (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Pre-exposure prophylaxis backed as well (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 13, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sex Without a Condom: Still Risky? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study finds low risk for HIV transmission when virus is suppressed (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 12, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mom's Flu Vax May Not Protect Young Infants (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Maternal protection gone after 2 months (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: Zika-Affected Baby Tally Now at 7 in U.S.
(MedPage Today) -- Also, five lost pregnancies tied to virus (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 30, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Why FluMist Fizzled Out
(MedPage Today) -- Understanding addiction, twentysomethings stick with their pediatricians, and more (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 28, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ACIP Dumps FluMist for Upcoming Influenza Season
(MedPage Today) -- Interim recommendation not to use intranasal spray (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Abortion Rates Soar in Countries With Zika (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Most have legally restricted abortion (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Darunavir Plus Cobicistat Works Well in Older HIV Groups (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Agent to boost protease inhibitor drugs seems safe, effective in older patients (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Tenofovir Easy on the Kidneys (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Little damage with drug designed to prevent renal problems in HIV patients (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibody Shots Keep HIV in Check (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Investigational drug given weekly maintains viral suppression in some patients (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mosquito Bite Welts May Do More Than Just Itch
(MedPage Today) -- Inflammatory response tied to viral infectivity in mouse study (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Treating Zika in Kids: A Multi-Specialty Effort? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 'Tip of the iceberg' of understanding virus' effect on children (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Screening, Care Linked to Lower MRSA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A decade after screening program started, disease rates sharply lower (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nitrile Gloves Can Move Microbes
(MedPage Today) -- Contaminated gloves play part in transmission of pathogens among health staff (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 20, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mom May Not be Only Source of Kid's Tooth Decay (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Children most likely pick up S. mutans bacteria from other kids (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Are Community-Acquired C. Diff Cases on the Rise?
(MedPage Today) -- Study suggests that more disease is occurring outside hospital setting (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Herpes Vaccine Cuts Shedding, Lesions (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Investigational drug GEN-003 promising in phase II trial (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Single Dose of Antibiotic Helps Drug Users
(MedPage Today) -- Serious skin infections respond to dalbavancin (Dalvance) (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AMA: Broad Coalition Backs End to Ban on Gun Violence Research
(MedPage Today) -- Orlando tragedy spurs new push for CDC funding (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include obesity trends in the U.S., the benefits of calorie restriction, a look at the Mediterranean diet, and syphilis screening guidelines (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 11, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Olympic Zika Risk Overblown; Tarceva Marketers Fined; Gut Robot
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Simultaneous Vaxxing Raises Risk of Infant Febrile Seizures (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But absolute risk very low and seen as outweighed by vaccine benefits (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical Error Study Doesn't Settle the Issue
(MedPage Today) -- BMJ essay "shines no new light, only heat" (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Respiratory Riddle
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: An adult male presents with shortage of breath and respiratory failure. This image shows his treatment. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 31, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika Linked to Eye Abnormalities in Babies (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk factors include Zika infection in the first trimester (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 27, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cell-Derived Flu Vax Gets FDA Nod
(MedPage Today) -- Egg-free product hits four influenza strains (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Does More Gym Time Equal Less Cancer?
(MedPage Today) -- Healthcare merger limits, meditation for chronic pain, and more (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 24, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news