April 21st, 2023

A Change-of-Season ID/HIV Link-o-Rama

Bug, from Martin Frobenius Ledermüller’s Microscopic Delights (1759–63)

The warm weather takes its sweet time to arrive here in Boston, teasing us with an occasional comfortable day, but reverting frequently to chilly temperatures and high winds until mid-to-late May at the earliest. The afternoon sunlight might say, “Spring is here!”, but the nightly temps in the upper 30s/low 40s definitely say otherwise. Brrr.

Anyway, here are a bunch of assorted ID/HIV links of note, as the weather in Boston can’t decide between winter and summer — and eventually will skip spring entirely, as usual:

Hey baseball fans — how are you liking the pitch clock? I’m loving it!

6 Responses to “A Change-of-Season ID/HIV Link-o-Rama”

  1. Jim Leo says:

    This is a superb compilation of studies/stories relevant to non-ID as well as ID physicians. Thank you for this post, and please keep these coming periodically!

  2. Bob H says:

    Important for people to understand that there are both benefits and costs to universal masking and testing. It’s going to be an interesting next year in hospital infection control around the country.

  3. Lenny Berkowitz says:

    Interesting that they opted to use 3 doses of Heplisav instead of the standard 2 dose regimen. In our study of 67 PWH who had failed one or more courses of the recombinant vaccine, 58 (86.6%) responded to a 2-dose course of Heplisav. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0264410X21012512?via%3Dihub

  4. Van Dort Martin says:

    Thanks for taking the time and effort to provide that succinct informative summary
    Very useful . Enables one to be aware of what’s in the “ air “ .

  5. Karen Williams says:

    If you wonder how on earth fluvoxamine, an SSRI antidepressant, could work to modify Covid progression, read this https://www.nature.com/articles/s41380-021-01432-3.

  6. Herbert Fernandes says:

    Excellent! Thank you!

HIV Information: Author Paul Sax, M.D.

Paul E. Sax, MD

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