Infectious Diseases News
November 26, 2015

Latest Headlines
updated 1:52am EST

More Infectious Diseases News
November 26, 2015

Evolution of Severely Immunosuppressed HIV Patients Depends on the Immunologic and Virologic Response

Nov. 23, 2015 — Health authorities recommend HIV-infected patients starting treatment as soon as possible after diagnosis, regardless of the level of immunosuppression and viral load. Even in the worst scenario, if ... read more

European Hospitals Overlook Every Other Person With HIV

Nov. 20, 2015 — Many European hospitals fail to routinely test people who may be at risk of an HIV-infection, a new study reveals. If tests were more widely used in healthcare, fewer HIV-patients would go unnoticed, ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Although a group of HIV+ older individuals scored 'cognitively normal' in standard neuropsychology testing, a scan of their brains tells a different story, report neuroscientists following ... read more

New Guidelines on the Prevention/control of Multi-Drug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria

Nov. 18, 2015 — Gram-negative bacteria include common types such as E. coli that all of us carry in our bowels. When these bacteria get into other parts of the body they can cause infections, including common ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — A new virus has been discovered that is carried by one of the Australia's most common pest mosquitoes. The new virus -- known as Parramatta River virus -- infects only mosquitoes and ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Low levels of vitamin D may limit the effectiveness of HIV treatment in adults, a researcher has found. An 18-month longitudinal study was conducted in which the immune status of 398 HIV-positive ... read more

Scientists Find Surprising Trait in Anti-HIV Antibodies

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists have new weapons in the fight against HIV. Their new study describes four prototype antibodies that target a specific weak spot on the ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — In children whose colds tend to progress and lead to severe wheezing and difficulty breathing — such that they are given oral corticosteroids as rescue therapy — researchers have shown that ... read more

Millions of Those Infected With Hiv Have Never Been Diagnosed Due to the Fear of Being Tested, New Research Reveals

Nov. 17, 2015 — British academics have carried out the largest global review of psychological barriers behind HIV testing and the factors that may influence people’s decision to be ... read more

Safe Spaces Play Important Role in Community-Based HIV Prevention, Research Finds

Nov. 16, 2015 — The creation and sustainment of 'safe spaces' may play a critical role in community-based HIV prevention efforts by providing social support and reducing environmental barriers for ... read more

Effect of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Infection Integrated With Community Health Services

Nov. 16, 2015 — The rate of acquiring human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was extremely low despite a high incidence of sexually transmitted infections in a study where pre-exposure antiretroviral medication to ... read more

Responding to C. Diff: Concerted Action Needed to Control Health Care-Related Infection

Nov. 16, 2015 — Appropriate use of antibiotics is a critical step toward controlling the ongoing epidemic of health care-related Clostridium difficile infection, according to a special article from ... read more

One-Step Test for Hepatitis C Virus Infection Developed

Nov. 14, 2015 — A cost-effective one-step test that screens, detects and confirms hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections has been developed by researchers. Current blood-based HCV testing requires two steps and can be ... read more

Breakthrough in the Treatment of HIV by Successfully Developing a Prototype Vaccine Vector

Nov. 13, 2015 — Scientists have developed a prototype HIV vaccine vector using a similar approach to that used for a vaccination for Ebola and ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — A new analysis of HIV incidence in 36 sub-Saharan African countries finds that new HIV infections rise significantly in the five years before armed conflict breaks out. The new study tracked HIV ... read more

How Antibiotics May Worsen Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infections

Nov. 11, 2015 — In recent decades, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, has evolved from a controllable nuisance into a serious public health concern. A preclinical study now reveals that treatment ... read more

Protein-RNA Structure Hints at How Viruses Commandeer Human Proteins

Nov. 11, 2015 — Researchers have produced the first image of an important human protein as it binds with ribonucleic acid (RNA), a discovery that could offer clues to how some viruses, including HIV, control ... read more

Coronavirus Breakthrough: Protein Mutation Affects Spread and Virulence of Respiratory Virus

Nov. 10, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that a mutation in a coronavirus protein slows the spread of the virus in the central nervous system and reduces its neurovirulence. It is the first time that this ... read more

Research Points to Development of Single Vaccine for Chikungunya, Related Viruses

Nov. 10, 2015 — What if a single vaccine could protect people from infection by many different viruses? That concept is a step closer to reality. Researchers have identified 'broadly neutralizing' ... read more

New SARS-Like Virus Can Jump Directly from Bats to Humans, No Treatment Available

Nov. 10, 2015 — A new bat SARS-like virus has been discovered that can jump directly from its bat hosts to humans without mutation. However, researchers point out that if the SARS-like virus did jump, it is still ... read more

Monday, November 23, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
Friday, November 6, 2015
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
Friday, October 30, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
Friday, October 30, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Friday, October 9, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015