Category Archives: New Enlgand Journal of Medicine

  1. HPV Vaccine Protection Against Anal Disease in Men: Controversy About Meaning of Results

    via Medscape, by Nick Mulcahy In young men who have sex with men (MSM), the human papillomavirus (HPV) quadrivalent vaccine (Gardasil, Merck) reduced the rates of anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN), compared with placebo, according to an international team of investigators. The study on the vaccine was published in the October 27 issue of the New England Journal Read More >>

    anal cancer, Gardasil, HPV, MSM, New Enlgand Journal of Medicine
  2. Studies Tout Alternative HIV Regimens for Women, Babies

    From Bloomberg Businessweek, by Randy Dotinga New research suggests that alternative drug regimens in poor countries could help HIV-infected mothers and their infants more effectively fight off the virus that causes AIDS. Currently, doctors lower the risk of transmission of mother-to-baby HIV infection by giving a drug to mothers right before birth and to babies right after. Read More >>

    HIV transmission, New Enlgand Journal of Medicine, new prevention technologies, Treatment
  3. Scale-up of circumcision programs require support: New England Journal of Medicine perspective piece

    ( from http://www.kaisernetwork.org/) Scale-up of Male Circumcision Programs for HIV Prevention Will Require ‘Strong Political Backing,’ Funding, NEJM Perspective Piece Says “In a radical departure from earlier strategies, public health officials are now arguing that circumcision of men should be a key weapon in the fight against” HIV in Africa, Ingrid Katz of the Beth Israel Deaconess Read More >>

    Africa, circumcision, funding, New Enlgand Journal of Medicine