Monthly Archives: August 2014

PrEP: PREEXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS

Pre‐Exposure Prophylaxis is the act of taking a single pill (Truvada‐a combination of tenofovir and emtricitabine) in order to prevent infection with HIV. With over 50,000 new HIV infections yearly in the United States, the CDC recently published strong guidelines for appropriate and judicious us of PrEP as an integral part of decreasing transmission of […]

CHIKUNGUNYA INFECTION

Chikungunya Virus is in the news!! This virus is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. In late 2013 the first cases were reported in the Caribbean basin.  Now cases are reported with local transmission in the United States.  Since this is a new infection to North America most people are non‐immune to this disease. The majority of […]