March 24th, 2019

Tetanus Case, No More MAC Prophylaxis, Playing in Dirt, and Low-Level Viremia — A National Puppy Day ID Link-O-Rama

In honor of spring (March 20), and the very important National Puppy Day (March 23), here are a bunch of ID and HIV-related recent items for consideration, contemplation, and perusal:

Too bad it’s another year until National Puppy Day returns.

Until then, enjoy this:

2 Responses to “Tetanus Case, No More MAC Prophylaxis, Playing in Dirt, and Low-Level Viremia — A National Puppy Day ID Link-O-Rama”

  1. Loretta S says:

    Thanks for the link to the new IDSA guideline for asymptomatic bacteriuria. I was hoping we would see a new guideline soon, since the old one was from 2005. And of course, shortly after I lectured my students about how we overtreat asymptomatic bacteriuria in older adults, that BMJ study came out that said we may be undertreating older adults. Argh!

    Maybe the mouse microbiome study — or press coverage of it — will win the Overselling the Microbiome Award. https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html (I love Jonathan Eisen’s various blogs.)

  2. Stuart Ray says:

    About “repliclones” – the name is catchy but haven’t Bob Siliciano and others been providing evidence of this for years (including the discovery of expanded clones in the latent reservoir, clonality of low-level viremia, etc)? The explanation does not seem new, but branding is effective.
    2006: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16775332
    2018: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29483265
    (there are others, of course)

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