Infectious Disease

Shift in HIV-Associated Kidney Disease Characterized

Shift in HIV-Associated Kidney Disease Characterized

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Antiretroviral therapies have prolonged the survival of HIV patients, but the drugs can have adverse effects on the kidneys.

Drug Combo Promising for HCV Infection in Patients With Advanced CKD

Drug Combo Promising for HCV Infection in Patients With Advanced CKD

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Researchers report a high rate of sustained virologic response after 12 weeks of treatment with a ribavirin-free co-formulation of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir.

Penile Anaerobes May Be HIV Risk Factor

Penile Anaerobes May Be HIV Risk Factor

Modifying the penile microbiome could potentially reduce HIV acquisition in both men and women.

Ebola: Experimental Vaccine Considerations

The number of suspected Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 37.

Almost Half of US Adults Have HPV

Almost Half of US Adults Have HPV

The HPV vaccine has the potential to reverse the epidemic and prevent thousands of cancers in the US.

CDC Reports Zika Transmission by Symptomless Sex Partner

CDC Reports Zika Transmission by Symptomless Sex Partner

Second report highlights ties between Zika and Guillain-Barr syndrome.

Recognize When Sepsis Is an Emergency, CDC Says

Recognize When Sepsis Is an Emergency, CDC Says

Know the signs of extreme response to infection; consider it a medical emergency.

Hepatitis C in CKD: Challenges and Opportunities

Hepatitis C in CKD: Challenges and Opportunities

The availability of direct-acting antiviral drugs may enable eradication of hepatitis C virus and improve outcomes.

Doctors Should Discuss Zika With Patients

Doctors Should Discuss Zika With Patients

Patient history, including assessment of travel, necessary to assess risk.

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