Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases


Medical News

CDC Outlines Options for HIV-Discordant Couples Who Want to Conceive Free

HIV-discordant couples — in which only one partner is HIV-infected — have several options for attempting to conceive while minimizing the uninfected partner's risk, the CDC reports in MMWR.

Drug Watch / Vaccine Watch

Single-Dose Live Oral Cholera Vaccine: ACIP Recommendations

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends a single dose of vaccine for certain adult travelers to areas with active cholera transmission.

HIV and ID Observations Blog

Mystifying Cochrane Library Review on HCV Therapy Elicits Strong Response from IDSA Free

A recent Cochrane Review paper on direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus leaves hepatologists perplexed, says Dr. Paul Sax.

Guideline Watch

2017 U.S. Adult Immunization Schedule

Small changes have been made to human papillomavirus and meningococcal vaccination schedules.

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Leishmaniasis

Treatment options are limited, and supporting evidence generally is poor.

Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Adults and Children

Recommendations on TB testing incorporate recent evidence on using an interferon-gamma release assay for latent TB and nucleic acid amplification testing for active TB.