HIV and ID Observations Blog

WHO Guidelines on Naming Diseases Are Well-Meaning, Sensible — But Kind of Boring Free

In recently issued recommendations for naming new diseases, is the World Health Organization practicing particularly overzealous political correctness? Dr. Paul Sax discusses the naming convention and finds poetry in the nonpathogenic protozoan Iodamoeba bütschlii.

Guideline Watch

Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza

An update to the recommendations for 2013–2014

Drug Watch


The FDA has approved the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir for treatment of HIV infection, in combination with other antiretrovirals.