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Archive for February, 2009

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February 26th, 2009

Meningococcal Resistance to Ciprofloxacin

Ciprofloxacin-resistant Neisseria meningitidis has now been documented in the United States. Here’s a nice summary in Journal Watch, with two different perspectives. I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised, but it did take a while.  (At least compared to that other famous neisseria-bug, Neisseria gonorrhoeae.) Oh well. Why is this important?  As every practicing ID doc/primary [...]


February 13th, 2009

CROI 2009: Greatest Hits

Fresh back from lovely Montreal, where the temperature (I’m glad to report) climbed into the balmy 40′s … Here’s a rapid-fire listing of the Greatest Hits.  As I’m sure to be leaving something off this list, happy to accept other suggestions: Interleukin-2 does not work.  The ESPRIT and SILCAAT studies are over. Yes, the CD4′s [...]


February 11th, 2009

CROI 2010 Dates and Location Announced

February 16-20, 2010, San Francisco — at least according to John Mellors during his opening remarks here in Montreal. Is it really one day longer?  [Update -- no, it's Feb 17-20.] Really during the week of Presidents’ Day?  (School vacation week in New England … but I realize you can’t make everyone happy with schedules.) [...]


February 4th, 2009

Brush with Greatness: Bruce Walker

Bruce Walker has just received a $100 million grant from Terry and Susan Ragon to start a vaccine research institute, with a focus on finding an HIV vaccine.  The news of this gift (which as you can imagine has been floating around these parts for some time) is all the more remarkable since it comes [...]


February 1st, 2009

Whither PEPFAR?

Mark Dybul will no longer be running the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, the multi-billion dollar international program for HIV treatment program started by Bush in 2003. Some are happy.  Others are not. (Note the exquisite use of euphemism — he was “required to submit his resignation“, not “fired.”) Experts on global [...]


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