Clinicians' Comfort Levels Low With Life Expectancy Discussions Clinicians' Comfort Levels Low With Life Expectancy Discussions
Fewer than half of physicians and nurses report in a Medscape poll that they frequently have such talks with older patients who have chronic illnesses. Patients also often put off the discussions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Effectiveness, Acceptability of Community-Based HCV Treatment Effectiveness, Acceptability of Community-Based HCV Treatment
What is the clinical effectiveness, acceptability and cost effectiveness of community-based models of care for treating chronic HCV?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dolutegravir During Pregnancy Appears Safe Dolutegravir During Pregnancy Appears Safe
Dolutegravir treatment does not appear to worsen pregnancy or neonatal outcomes, according to a registry study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

China Draws Up Tighter Rules on Human Gene and Embryo Trials - Xinhua China Draws Up Tighter Rules on Human Gene and Embryo Trials - Xinhua
China's top legislature will consider tougher rules on research involving human genes and embryos, the first such move since a Chinese scientist sparked controversy last year by announcing he had made the world's first"gene-edited" babies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Three Approaches to Creating an Essential Diagnostics List Three Approaches to Creating an Essential Diagnostics List
What would a worldwide list of essential diagnostics tests look like, and how should we approach its development? This editorial discusses three complementary approaches.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Medically Tailored Meal Delivery Improves Outcomes, Cuts Costs Medically Tailored Meal Delivery Improves Outcomes, Cuts Costs
Participation in a medically tailored meals program cut inpatient and skilled nursing admissions and lowered care costs for people with chronic illness and food insecurity, new data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Clinical Trials of ART Interruption in HIV-Infected People Clinical Trials of ART Interruption in HIV-Infected People
What have we learned from recent HIV clinical studies regarding antiretroviral treatment interruption?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Thousands Feared at Risk After Mexico Reforms HIV+ Regime Thousands Feared at Risk After Mexico Reforms HIV+ Regime
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Continuum of Care Among HIV/HCV-Coinfection Individuals Continuum of Care Among HIV/HCV-Coinfection Individuals
In this article, a method for HCV continuum of care for HIV/HCV-coinfected individuals is proposed.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Antibody May Suppress HIV for Up To 16 Weeks Without ART New Antibody May Suppress HIV for Up To 16 Weeks Without ART
A novel antibody monotherapy may maintain human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) suppression for up to 16 weeks, newly published data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Why the Right-to-Try Law Is a Complete Failure Why the Right-to-Try Law Is a Complete Failure
Trump touted the Right-to-Try Act as a law that would benefit tens of thousands. But after a year, why has only one person been helped?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

HIV-1 Envelope Protein Opening Exposes Antibody Targets HIV-1 Envelope Protein Opening Exposes Antibody Targets
An asymmetric opening of the HIV-1 envelope protein (Env) exposes targets that induce antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

HIV Coinfection Among Persons Diagnosed With Hepatitis B HIV Coinfection Among Persons Diagnosed With Hepatitis B
Insight into the prevalence of HIV among individuals diagnosed with hepatitis B virus could have important implications for prevention and treatment interventions.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Physician Salaries Up in 2019, Report Shows Who Earns the Most Physician Salaries Up in 2019, Report Shows Who Earns the Most
A new Medscape report shows primary care salaries are up 21.5% since 2015 and specialists'are up 20%. This year, 74% of physicians say they perform at least 10 hours of administrative tasks a week.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Bacterial STIs Increase Among PrEP Users Bacterial STIs Increase Among PrEP Users
Bacterial STIs increased in incidence when men who have sex with men began using HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Progress Toward Achieving Global TB Targets Progress Toward Achieving Global TB Targets
This report details the differing epidemiology and current trends of TB in the various World Health Organization regions. Are we on track to meet 2020 elimination milestones?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Clears New Drug-Sparing Option for HIV Infection FDA Clears New Drug-Sparing Option for HIV Infection
The dolutegravir and lamivudine combination (Dovato) is the first once-daily, single-tablet, two-drug regimen for adults with treatment-naive HIV infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Alert Source Type: news

Couple-Focused Program Reduces Risky Sex for Men Under Community Supervision Couple-Focused Program Reduces Risky Sex for Men Under Community Supervision
A couple-based intervention for prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) reduces risky sexual behavior among men in community-supervision programs (CSPs), a new randomized clinical trial shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

U.N. Urged to Scale Up Aid as Venezuela Crisis Deepens U.N. Urged to Scale Up Aid as Venezuela Crisis Deepens
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases Occurring in Workplaces Infectious Diseases Occurring in Workplaces
What have we learned about the risk for certain infectious diseases in the workplace?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Depression, Lifestyle Factors and Cognitive Function in HIV Depression, Lifestyle Factors and Cognitive Function in HIV
How does cognitive function differ between HIV-positive and HIV-negative individuals -- and what role might depressive symptoms and lifestyle factors may play in these differences?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Canadian HIV Care Settings as PCMHs Canadian HIV Care Settings as PCMHs
How well do Canadian HIV care settings, which vary considerably in structure, function, and team composition, align with the patient-centered medical home approach?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Impact of Social Networks on HIV PrEP in Women Impact of Social Networks on HIV PrEP in Women
How might social networks impact PrEP care engagement among women, particularly those who are experiencing intimate partner violence?JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

First Kidney Donor With HIV Leads Way for More Transplants First Kidney Donor With HIV Leads Way for More Transplants
An HIV-positive woman approached her doctor with a seemingly impossible idea -- she wanted to donate a kidney. Monday, she did, and ushered in what could be a new era in renal care for people with HIV.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Viral Load and Efficacy of Elbasvir/Grazoprevir for HCV Viral Load and Efficacy of Elbasvir/Grazoprevir for HCV
More patients with HCV genotype 1a infection may be able to receive 12 rather than 16 weeks of elbasvir/grazoprevir after baseline resistance testing.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Evaluation of Elecsys HIV combi PT Assay for HIV Diagnosis Evaluation of Elecsys HIV combi PT Assay for HIV Diagnosis
This study evaluated the clinical performance of the Elecsys HIV combi PT assay, which was designed with a pretreatment step to enhance early detection and increase sensitivity and specificity.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

In New Offensive Against HIV, Metro Atlanta Is a Battleground In New Offensive Against HIV, Metro Atlanta Is a Battleground
President Trump's HIV strategy, announced during his State of the Union address last week, will target hot spots for HIV infection, such as Metro Atlanta.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Science Issues Concern About HIV Remission Monkey Study Science Issues Concern About HIV Remission Monkey Study
A once-promising strategy for HIV suppression failed to show efficacy in humans; now Science publishes an"editorial expression of concern" about the monkey study on which it was based.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Evaluation of Weight-Based Prescription of ART in Children Evaluation of Weight-Based Prescription of ART in Children
Should pediatric drug dosing of ART be guided by body weight?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Shaving 10 Months Off Treatment Not Inferior Against Rifampin-Resistant TB Shaving 10 Months Off Treatment Not Inferior Against Rifampin-Resistant TB
A new study in patients with rifampin-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is providing the first strong evidence that the Bangladesh protocol for treating multidrug-resistant (MDR)-TB, which is used for 9 to 11 months, is not inferior to the standard regimen recommended by the World Health Organization, which requires treatment for 20 months.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Antivirals for Blocking Mother-to-Child Transmission of HBV Antivirals for Blocking Mother-to-Child Transmission of HBV
Is lamivudine as effective as tenofovir disoproxil fumarate for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HBV?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

In HIV Patients, Isoniazid-Rifapentine Combo Dramatically Cuts TB Prophylaxis Therapy In HIV Patients, Isoniazid-Rifapentine Combo Dramatically Cuts TB Prophylaxis Therapy
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Monthly Shots for HIV Within Reach Monthly Shots for HIV Within Reach
Two new trials, ATLAS and FLAIR, are being heralded as making landmark advances in HIV care and have shown noninferiority with a totally new paradigm of treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Portable Thermal Ablation Device for Cervical Precancers Portable Thermal Ablation Device for Cervical Precancers
The battery-powered device would be useful in resource-poor countries by allowing women to be screened and then treated immediately by nurses, even when there is no electricity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Estimating National Rates of HIV Infection in the U.S. Estimating National Rates of HIV Infection in the U.S.
How have the rates of HIV diagnosis and prevalence changed in recent years? A new study uses surveillance data to estimate the national trends among different groups.AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Most New HIV Cases Stem From People Undiagnosed or Untreated Most New HIV Cases Stem From People Undiagnosed or Untreated
Ensuring that more people are tested and are receiving HIV care is the foundation of the recently announced federal initiative to cut new infections by at least 90% during the next 10 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV Increases the Risk of Incident Heart Failure HIV Increases the Risk of Incident Heart Failure
Might HIV infection contribute to the subsequent development of heart failure? A new study investigates.JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Aedes-Transmitted Arbovirus Infections in the Americas Aedes-Transmitted Arbovirus Infections in the Americas
What are the challenges and implications to public health presented by the rising incidence in the Americas of arboviral infections such as dengue, zika, yellow fever, and chikungunya?American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Early Antiviral Therapy and Lymphoma Risk in Chronic HCV Early Antiviral Therapy and Lymphoma Risk in Chronic HCV
Chronic HCV infection has been linked to lymphoproliferative disorders. Can early PegIFN/RBV therapy reduce the risk?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Trump Budget Seeks 12% HHS Cut, Medicaid Work Rules, FDA Boost Trump Budget Seeks 12% HHS Cut, Medicaid Work Rules, FDA Boost
The White House on Monday unveiled a budget request that proposes changes in Medicare, including its payment approach for physician services provided in offices owned by hospitals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Young Black Men at Risk for HIV Underestimate Threat Young Black Men at Risk for HIV Underestimate Threat
New data show that black Americans not only start PrEP less frequently than white Americans, they also stop taking it sooner. One Atlanta study suggests why and what providers can do to help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Transmission Patterns in a Low HIV-Morbidity State Transmission Patterns in a Low HIV-Morbidity State
A better understanding of the HIV transmission patterns in states with lower HIV morbidity will help identify and guide prevention interventions.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

' Grappling' With the Value of Descovy for HIV PrEP'Grappling' With the Value of Descovy for HIV PrEP
A new study shows that Descovy for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is noninferior to Truvada. But as the field moves toward treating those most at risk, some question how much it matters.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

De-simplifying Single-Tablet Antiretroviral Treatments De-simplifying Single-Tablet Antiretroviral Treatments
Might the de-simplification of antiretroviral formulations be an effective cost-saving strategy? Is it a safe option for patients?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Women Have High Syphilis Rates, Too Women Have High Syphilis Rates, Too
The increase in syphilis rates is not confined to gay and bisexual men. New data show that women with HIV, particularly those who inject drugs, are at substantial risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Low Rates of Viral Suppression Among Young Black Men With HIV Low Rates of Viral Suppression Among Young Black Men With HIV
Young black men with HIV have far lower rates of viral suppression than others with HIV, according to results from the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Checkpoint Inhibitors Seem Safe Against Cancer in HIV Patients Checkpoint Inhibitors Seem Safe Against Cancer in HIV Patients
In HIV-infected patients with a variety of advanced cancers, immune-checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) appear to be effective and add no new risks, according to a new systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Culture-Negative TB Likely Under-Recognized and Underdiagnosed Globally Culture-Negative TB Likely Under-Recognized and Underdiagnosed Globally
Culture-negative pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is under-recognized and can lead to untreated disease, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Optimizing HIV Prevention and Care for Transgender Adults Optimizing HIV Prevention and Care for Transgender Adults
What strategies may help improve transgender-specific HIV prevention, treatment, and management?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Singapore Police Say American Accused of Leaking HIV Data'Pathological Liar'Singapore Police Say American Accused of Leaking HIV Data'Pathological Liar '
Singapore police said on Wednesday a U.S. citizen accused of leaking the names of more than 14,000 HIV-positive people was"a pathological liar," in a case that has raised concerns over data privacy in the city-state.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news