Issue No. 30 | December 18, 2015
News and Features
Updates to the Mucocutaneous Candidiasis and Syphilis Sections of the Adult and Adolescent OI Guidelines
The following sections of the Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents have recently been updated:
- Mucocutaneous Candidiasis - The section has been updated to provide clinicians with guidance on the use of topical and systemic antifungal agents to treat oropharyngeal candidiasis.
- Syphilis – New information is summarized about current testing algorithms for syphilis. Discussion of management of patients with sexual risk history is expanded in terms of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of neurosyphilis and ocular syphilis have been more extensively delineated. Updated recommendations for treatment and retreatment options for syphilis in non-pregnant and pregnant persons are also provided.
Recent HIV/AIDS News from CDC
- December 7, 2015: New CDC Efforts Offer Individuals Vital Information to Reduce Personal HIV Risk
- December 6, 2015: HIV Diagnoses Decline Almost 20 Percent, but Progress Is Uneven
- December 6, 2015: Southern States Lag Behind Rest of Nation in HIV Treatment, Testing