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Date:9/4/2013

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Susanna Esposito, Univ. degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy

Poster Session 158, Paper G-1249 (summary available)

Antiretroviral Drugs in HIV-infected Patients with Cancer

In what may be the largest series analyzing the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, researchers find the most effective and safest antiretroviral drug for these patients to be the integrase strand-transfer inhibitor raltegravir.

Harrys Torres, UT MD Anderson Cancer Ctr., Houston, TX, United States

Poster Session 159, Paper H-1255 (summary available)

ED Drugs Associated with Syphilis

Among HIV-infected men, the use of erectile dysfunction drugs is strongly associated with the incidence of syphilis infection.

Nimish Patel, Albany Coll. of Pharmacy and Hlth. Sci., Albany, NY, United States

Poster Session 161, Paper H-1265 (summary available)

Pertussis on Rise in U.S. Elderly

Between 2006 and 2010, the estimated incidence of cough illnesses attributed to Bordetella pertussis has nearly doubled in Americans aged 50-64 and more than doubled in Americans over the age of 65.

Cristina Masseria, GlaxoSmisthKline Vaccines, King of Prussia, PA, United States

Poster Session 166, Paper L-1318

New Aerosol-Delivered Antibiotic for TB

A new experimental drug for tuberculosis, delivered as an aerosol instead of oral formulation, is a safe and promising option for the treatment of tuberculosis, resulting in the eradication of more than 99% of bacteria from the lungs of mice in 4 weeks.

Mercedes Gonzalez Juarrero, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO, United States

Poster Session 168, Paper L-1344

New TB Drugs Work with Existing Antibiotics

Spectinamides, a new class of antibiotics under development for the treatment of tuberculosis, do not antagonize current anti-tuberculosis drugs and appear to disp
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