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Almost one in ten HIV PrEP users report buying antibiotics for STI prevention, raising concerns over potential antibiotic resistance

An online community survey conducted in the UK shows that 9% of HIV PrEP users are buying antibiotics to prevent themselves from getting STIs. The survey results from 2019 were published in last month in the Sexually Transmitted Infections journal. Those buying antibiotics were more likely to have had at least five condomless sexual partners… Read More »

EDs should tailor clinical decision support to avoid antibiotic overprescribing, data suggests

A unique set of factors of the emergency department makes standard Clinical Decision Support (CDS) systems not as effective in helping to reduce antibiotic overprescribing in that environment, according to findings from the University of Colorado College of Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Antimicrobial resistance is a major public health concern, accounting for 2.8… Read More »

New technology could help tackle antibiotic resistance

by Brandi Wampler According to the World Health Organization, one of the biggest health threats around the world is antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Every day people use antibiotics to prevent or fight back against infection, but as bacteria evolve and develop resistance, diseases such as pneumonia and tuberculosis are becoming harder to treat. Researchers at the University of… Read More »