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Smartphone-enabled video observation of tuberculosis treatment (VOT) was effective and has multiple advantages over traditional directly observed therapy (DOT).  In the full follow-up period, completed observations were significantly higher in the VOT than DOT group (77% vs. 39%, respectively).  Directly...
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The first documented case of primary resistance to all integrase strand transfer inhibitors (INSTIs) in an ART-naive woman raises questions about universal screening for INSTI resistance. Researchers present the case of a 42-year-old woman who had a negativeHIV test in...
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A trial in Malawi showed that self-test kits given to pregnant women for their male partners along with a monetary incentive improved male HIV testing. Salim S. Abdool Karim, MD, PhD reviewing Choko AT et al. PLoS Med 2019 Jan...
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Dr. Paul Sax weighs in on scientist He Jiankui’s “disturbing” gene-editing experiment, in HIV and ID Observations. Chinese scientist He Jiankui recently announced he used an editing technique to alter the embryos of two babies. The research was initially described as...
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In antiretroviral-naive adults with HIV infection, the two-drug regimen was noninferior to a standard three-drug regimen. Two-drug antiretroviral therapy (ART)regimens for ART-naive adults with HIV infection are of considerable interest.Now, investigators have conducted two identical randomized, controlled trials(GEMINI 1 and...
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