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  • Why is improving the diagnosis of high HIV viral load infection important?It helps to monitor the HIV virus levels in people living with HIV (PLHIV) who are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). High virus levels indicate that the medications are failing to suppress the virus, a condition known as ART treatment failure, which has a risk of...
    February 14 2022
  • During January 2022, we published one protocol and one updated review in Issue 1, 2022 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.New ProtocolWagah MG, Gabaldón Figueira JC, Maia MF. Topical repellents for malaria prevention. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2022, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD015422. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD015422.Updated...
    January 31 2022
  • What was the aim of this review?Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is the regular application of chemical insecticides to household walls. The insecticide lasts for several months, killing mosquitoes that land on them. Insecticide‐treated nets (ITNs) are bed nets treated with insecticides, preventing mosquitoes from biting people and reducing the...
    January 31 2022
  • During December  2021, we have published one new  review in Issue 12, 2021 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.New reviewLutje V, Probyn K, Seixas J, Bergman H, Villanueva G. Chemotherapy for second‐stage human African trypanosomiasis: drugs in use. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 12. Art. No.:...
    January 10 2022
  • During November 2021, we have published one updated review in Issue 11, 2021 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.Updated reviewBergman H, Henschke N, Hungerford D, Pitan F, Ndwandwe D, Cunliffe N, Soares-Weiser K. Vaccines for preventing rotavirus diarrhoea: vaccines in use. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 11....
    December 1 2021
  • The latest update of the Cochrane review “Vaccines for preventing rotavirus diarrhoea: vaccines in use” has found that rotavirus vaccines pre-qualified by the World Health Organization (WHO) (Rotarix, RotaTeq, Rotasiil, and Rotavac), prevent episodes of rotavirus diarrhoea in children and no increased risk of serious adverse events was found....
    November 18 2021
  • CIDG Co-ordinating Editor, Paul Garner, outlines his experience of having COVID-19 in several recent news articles.Since mid-March 2020, when he developed COVID-19, he highlights that the past months have been "a rollercoaster of ill health, extreme emotions, and utter exhaustion. Although not hospitalised, it has been frightening and...
    November 16 2021
  • During February 2022, we published one protocol and one new review in Issue 2, 2022 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.New ProtocolCrider KS, Williams JL, Qi YP, Gutman J, Yeung LF, Mai CT, Finkelstein JL, Mehta S, Pons-Duran C, Menéndez C, Moraleda C, Rogers LM, Daniels K, Green P. Folic acid supplementation and malaria...
    November 15 2021
  • The Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) editorial base in Liverpool thanks its readers, authors, referees, and editors for their support and contributions to the CIDG’s work throughout 2021. In this end of year newsletter, we reflect on the challenges and achievements of 2021 and plans for 2022.CIDG Co-ordinating Editor's message ...
    November 12 2021
  • What is it like as a young woman facing a health worker who tells you that you are infected with HIV and need to take drugs for the rest of your life? What do patients believe is happening when health workers come to their house and demand a specimen of sputum? Qualitative research helps with these questions, and systematic reviews delineate...
    October 21 2021

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