WHO Names Top 13 Global Health Challenges for the New Decade WHO Names Top 13 Global Health Challenges for the New Decade
The list includes stopping infectious diseases and preparing for epidemics, expanding access to medicines, and protecting people from dangerous products.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases in 2020: 5 Areas of Concern Infectious Diseases in 2020: 5 Areas of Concern
Dr Paul Auwaerter discusses advances made in infectious diseases in 2019 and looks ahead at concerns for the new year.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

HIV Drug Resistance in a Cohort of HIV-Infected MSM HIV Drug Resistance in a Cohort of HIV-Infected MSM
A new report found high rates of HIV drug resistance among HIV-infected MSM. What are the implications for HIV care among this population?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

A Review of Breastfeeding and Women Living With HIV A Review of Breastfeeding and Women Living With HIV
The benefits of breastfeeding are undisputed, but transmission risk remains a concern for women living with HIV. How should clinicians counsel these new mothers?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Pakistan to Provide Free Healthcare for Trans People Pakistan to Provide Free Healthcare for Trans People
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV in Sexual Assault Victims Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV in Sexual Assault Victims
Should post-exposure HIV prophylaxis be routinely administered to victims of sexual assault?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Four-Drug Combination Effective Long-Term for HIV Suppression Four-Drug Combination Effective Long-Term for HIV Suppression
The single-tablet combination of darunavir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (D/C/F/TAF) is effective for long-term viral suppression in previously untreated patients with HIV-1 infection, according to 96-week results from the AMBER trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Facebook Removes Misleading HIV Drug Ads After Outcry Facebook Removes Misleading HIV Drug Ads After Outcry
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Chinese Court Sentences'Gene-Editing' Scientist to Three Years in Prison Chinese Court Sentences'Gene-Editing' Scientist to Three Years in Prison
A Chinese court sentenced the scientist who created the world's first"gene-edited" babies to three years in prison on Monday, according to the official Xinhua news agency, on charges of illegally practicing medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Twitter Bots Tout Cannabis as a Cure-all Despite Few Approved Medical Uses Twitter Bots Tout Cannabis as a Cure-all Despite Few Approved Medical Uses
Social media bots are promoting cannabis as a remedy for everything from cancer to insomnia and foot pain, according to an analysis of posts on Twitter.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The Association of Memory Disorders and Chronic HIV Disease The Association of Memory Disorders and Chronic HIV Disease
A new review explores the association of memory dysfunction with HIV infection among patients treated with ART.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Left Ventricular Dysfunction Can Follow in Utero Exposure to Antiretroviral Therapy Left Ventricular Dysfunction Can Follow in Utero Exposure to Antiretroviral Therapy
Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction can follow in utero exposure to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV-uninfected infants, according to findings from a longitudinal study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Improved Saliva Test Aids Detection of HPV-16 Improved Saliva Test Aids Detection of HPV-16
Use of acoustofluidic separation technology (AFS) doubles detection of oropharyngeal cancer-associated human papillomavirus-16 (HPV-OPC) in saliva, according to an international group of investigatorsReuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nonadherence Due to Costs Among Adults With HIV Infection Nonadherence Due to Costs Among Adults With HIV Infection
Are out-of-pocket costs for HIV medications associated with treatment adherence?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Unique H. Influenzae Infection Emerges in Atlanta's HIV Population Unique H. Influenzae Infection Emerges in Atlanta's HIV Population
There was a significant increase in cases of invasive nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) infection among the HIV population in Atlanta from 2017 to 2018, a surveillance study has found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

A Clinician's Approach to Peripheral Neuropathy A Clinician's Approach to Peripheral Neuropathy
This article describes a stepwise approach to the evaluation and workup of peripheral neuropathy.Seminars in Neurology (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Transmission and Sources of Infection in Toxoplasmosis Transmission and Sources of Infection in Toxoplasmosis
This article reports on transmission routes and probable sources of infection for human toxoplasmosis outbreaks. What have we learned?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

HIV+ Men in U.S. Know Undetectable Means Untransmittable HIV+ Men in U.S. Know Undetectable Means Untransmittable
A growing number of sexual minority men understand that HIV can't be transmitted by people with undetectable viral levels, but a new study suggests that men living with HIV have a better grasp of the facts than men who don't have the virus.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Predictors of Viremia in Postpartum Women on ART Predictors of Viremia in Postpartum Women on ART
Which factors may be predictive of postpartum viremia among HIV-infected women on ART?JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Updated Guidance for Hepatitis C Virus Treatment in Primary Care Updated Guidance for Hepatitis C Virus Treatment in Primary Care
Eradication of hepatitis C won't happen without the help of the primary care provider workforce.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Declines to Approve GSK Drugs Division's Long Acting HIV Injection U.S. FDA Declines to Approve GSK Drugs Division's Long Acting HIV Injection
GlaxoSmithKline's HIV drugs division ViiV Healthcare said on Saturday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its long acting HIV injection.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Antiretroviral-Drug Prescribing in HIV-Positive Pregnant Women Often Not Guideline-Based Antiretroviral-Drug Prescribing in HIV-Positive Pregnant Women Often Not Guideline-Based
Antiretroviral drug (ARVs) prescribing practices in pregnant women living with HIV in the United States often don't align with national guidelines, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Status of HIV Testing, Viral Suppression, and HIV PrEP Status of HIV Testing, Viral Suppression, and HIV PrEP
Is the U.S. meeting objectives to reduce the number of new HIV infections by at least 90% by 2030?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Overcoming Stigma of'Taboo Conditions'Overcoming Stigma of'Taboo Conditions '
The privacy, flexibility, and data-collection potential of digital platforms is enabling patients to seek care for the problems they are uncomfortable talking about.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Digital Health Helps Overcome Stigma of'Taboo Conditions'Digital Health Helps Overcome Stigma of'Taboo Conditions '
The privacy, flexibility, and data-collection potential of digital platforms is enabling patients to seek care for the problems they are uncomfortable talking about.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

PrEP Acceptable to Pregnant, Post-Partum Women at High HIV Risk PrEP Acceptable to Pregnant, Post-Partum Women at High HIV Risk
Pregnant and post-partum women who are at increased risk of HIV often opt for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) when it is offered, according to a new study in maternal and child health clinics in Kenya.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

GSK's ViiV Seeks Marketing License for Baby-Friendly HIV Pill GSK's ViiV Seeks Marketing License for Baby-Friendly HIV Pill
British drugmaker GSK applied on Friday for a license to market its HIV drug dolutegravir in a formulation designed to be easier for babies and children who are living with the virus to swallow.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Impact of Early Antiretroviral Treatment on Sexual Behavior Impact of Early Antiretroviral Treatment on Sexual Behavior
Does early ART initiation lead to less risky sexual behaviors?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Status of HIV Case-Based Surveillance Implementation Status of HIV Case-Based Surveillance Implementation
This report identifies important barriers that need to be addressed to implement case-based HIV surveillance throughout countries supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Drug-Susceptible and Multidrug-Resistant M. tuberculosis Drug-Susceptible and Multidrug-Resistant M. tuberculosis
This report describes an uncommon case of drug-susceptible and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis due to a mixed-strain infection.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

' Residents From Hell': Indignities and Outcomes in Medical Training'Residents From Hell': Indignities and Outcomes in Medical Training
A psychiatrist grapples with the often harsh realities of modern medical education.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Column Source Type: news

Immunosuppressive Effects of Cancer Treatment Increase Mortality in People With HIV Immunosuppressive Effects of Cancer Treatment Increase Mortality in People With HIV
Adults with HIV whose cancers are treated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy experience significant reductions in CD4 count, which are linked to increased mortality, compared with those who have surgery or other treatment, according to findings from an observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Orolabial Lymphogranuloma Venereum, Michigan, USA Orolabial Lymphogranuloma Venereum, Michigan, USA
A patient presents with painful ulcers on his lower lip and swelling of the neck. What was the cause, and how was this case ultimately diagnosed?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

GSK Seeks FDA Approval for Investigational HIV Treatment GSK Seeks FDA Approval for Investigational HIV Treatment
GlaxoSmithKline Plc said on Thursday its HIV unit has submitted a new drug application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking approval for fostemsavir, an experimental treatment for HIV in adults.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

On-Demand PrEP Still Protective With Less-Frequent Sex On-Demand PrEP Still Protective With Less-Frequent Sex
On-demand pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is effective for HIV prevention in lower-risk men who have sex with men (MSM), according to a new analysis of data from the ANRS IPERGAY trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Maternal Efavirenz Use Linked to Microcephaly in Children Maternal Efavirenz Use Linked to Microcephaly in Children
Maternal use of the antiretroviral efavirenz is associated with an increased risk of microcephaly in children who are HIV-exposed but uninfected, according to findings from the SMARTT study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Treating HIV-Infected Infants Very Early Substantially Improves Health - Study Treating HIV-Infected Infants Very Early Substantially Improves Health - Study
A small study of African infants infected with HIV found that giving them antiretroviral therapy within the first hours and days of birth helped preserve their immune systems, improving their chances of better long-term health, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV Infection Tied to Early Subclinical Atherosclerosis HIV Infection Tied to Early Subclinical Atherosclerosis
HIV infection is associated with an increased prevalence of subclinical atherosclerosis, especially in younger age groups, according to data from an ongoing study in China.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Incidence of HIV in a Nationwide Cohort Receiving PrEP Incidence of HIV in a Nationwide Cohort Receiving PrEP
Although rare, incident HIV infections have been reported during PrEP use. What factors may account for these cases?JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Molecular and Clinical Comparison of EV-D68 Outbreaks Molecular and Clinical Comparison of EV-D68 Outbreaks
A new study compares the molecular characteristics and clinical manifestations from two enterovirus D68 outbreak periods. What have we learned?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Endogenous Endophthalmitis Related to Injection Drug Use Endogenous Endophthalmitis Related to Injection Drug Use
Are you aware of the possible ocular complications associated with injection drug use? Find out how to identify and treat these conditions.Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Is Increased Screening and Early ART Worth the Investment? Is Increased Screening and Early ART Worth the Investment?
What are the public health benefits and economic impacts of increasing HIV screening and early ART initiation? A new analysis examines the question.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Missing the Mark Hitting HIV 2020 Targets Missing the Mark Hitting HIV 2020 Targets
With 2020 fast approaching, HIV numbers are not looking good, say investigators, who report that in some countries annual new infection rates are actually rising.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Rectal Douching Injury in Men Who Have Sex With Men Rectal Douching Injury in Men Who Have Sex With Men
The practice of preparing for sex with an enema, or a'rectal douche,'is common for gay and bisexual men, but they need to understand how to protect themselves during anal sex.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Anal Douching Injury in Men Who Have Sex With Men Anal Douching Injury in Men Who Have Sex With Men
The practice of preparing for sex with an enema, or a'rectal douche,'is common for gay and bisexual men, but they need to understand how to protect themselves during anal sex.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV Diagnoses Falling in Fast-Track Cities Making Changes HIV Diagnoses Falling in Fast-Track Cities Making Changes
An initiative that provides extensive PreP coverage, increased testing, and political support has led to a 28% drop in HIV diagnoses in men who have sex with men since 2016.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Internet-Distributed HIV Self-Tests Can Reduce HIV Transmission Among Gay Men Internet-Distributed HIV Self-Tests Can Reduce HIV Transmission Among Gay Men
Internet-distributed HIV self-tests increase testing rates and newly identified infections among men who have sex with men (MSM), according to results from a randomized clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Racial/Ethnic and HIV Disparities in PrEP Discontinuation Racial/Ethnic and HIV Disparities in PrEP Discontinuation
A better understanding of the existing disparities in PrEP discontinuation may help identify which populations are most at risk.AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

DAA Adherence Support for People With HCV Who Inject Drugs DAA Adherence Support for People With HCV Who Inject Drugs
Might the implementation of an enhanced support program help improve adherence to DAA therapy among this sub-group of HCV patients?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Evaluation of Kidney Function in HIV Patients Receiving ART Evaluation of Kidney Function in HIV Patients Receiving ART
How might ART regimens including inhibitors of the tubular secretion of creatinine impact kidney function in HIV patients?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news