New information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates the estimated median time from HIV infection to diagnosis improved from three years and seven months in 2011 to three years in 2015.
Mycoplasma genitalium, a sexually transmitted infection, is a major cause of urethritis in men and is associated with cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, preterm birth, and spontaneous abortion in women.
Approximately five years ago, a single gene mutation altered Zika virus, making it able to target neuronal progenitor cells and cause what we now know as congenital Zika syndrome with microcephaly and ocular abnormalities.
The ability to rapidly recognize infection, as well as distinguish inflammatory arthropathy from infection, crystal arthropathy, and osteoarthritis, makes arthrocentesis a valuable and sometimes essential emergency medicine procedure.
A cross-sectional study of military trainees and instructors who spend significant time in field conditions was performed at Joint Base San Antonio to determine the prevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi infection. None tested positive by polymerase chain reaction nor by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay or indirect immunofluorescent antibody.