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IVF cuts defy national guidelines

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Meningitis vaccination plan for Hampshire schoolchildren

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NHS budget cuts leave sexual health services at ‘breaking point’

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Wales to adopt new regulations for blood donation

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NICE: GPs urged to create national autism register

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£1.3bn recruitment plan for mental health

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from Am J Obstet Gynecol
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Trichomonas vaginalis most often detected during perimenopause

There may be increased susceptibility at later age.

  • Clinical Essentials from Oncotarget
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Meta-analysis links HPV, lung cancer

Data show strong association for HPV 16 and HPV 18.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Am J Obstet Gynecol
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OB/GYNs missing major opportunities for HPV vaccination, study shows

Contraception and postpartum visits represent important HPV vaccination opportunities.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Cliin Infect Dis
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HIV: data confirm long-term benefits of early cART

Immediate initiation during primary infection yields sustained clinical benefits.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Mayo Clin Proc
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Herpes zoster: meta-analysis quantifies risk factors, including female sex

Clinicians should revisit CDC/ACIP vaccination recommendations

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Bull World Health Organ
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Zika persists in semen for 144 days after infection, symptom onset

Infected men, including those with vasectomy, should be counseled on transmission prevention.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Lancet
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Zika vaccine: early data demonstrate safety, immunogenicity

Data from 3 placebo-controlled, randomized phase 1 trials.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand
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LEEP, not CIN I, associated with preterm birth

Delay treatment of CIN I with LEEP, especially in young women.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Antimicrob Chemother
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HIV: short-cycle maintenance therapy shows efficacy, optimal patient adherence

Intermittent HIV therapy may be an option for some virologically suppressed adults.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
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CDC: many Americans still unaware of their HIV status

Undiagnosed individuals are responsible for 40% of ongoing transmission.

Half of HIV cases in Europe are diagnosed late
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Half of HIV cases in Europe are diagnosed late

On average, the time between infection and diagnosis is about three years.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Sex Transm Infect
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HSV-2: women may shed virus for up to 3 years, raising transmission risk

Sustained shedding despite absence of lesions places sexual partners at risk.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from CMAJ
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HIV: Canadian guidelines highlight prevention strategies for high-risk individuals

Special focus on PrEP, nPEP recommendations.

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FDA approves single-pill, 2-drug HIV regimen

Dolutegravir-rilpivirine simplifies therapy, may reduce toxicity.