Acute meningitis is the infection of the subarachnoid space and cerebrospinal fluid by bacteria that may cause local and systemic inflammatory response.
There is the classic triad of symptoms of fever, neck stiffness and altered level of consciousness.
Other symptoms include chills, myalgia, photophobia, severe headache, focal neurologic symptoms, nausea, vomiting, seizures and some patients may present with rash.
As the Hong Kong government launches a territory-wide coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination programme, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have shared findings of their independent telephone surveys gauging public views of the programme.
Treatment-naïve individuals with HIV continued to benefit from the dolutegravir-lamivudine regimen for nearly 3 years regardless of baseline disease characteristics and demographics, as shown by its noninferiority to dolutegravir plus tenofovir and emtricitabine observed in the subgroup analyses of the GEMINI trials presented at CROI 2021.
Sex appears to have a strong influence on many discrete pathways of inflammation that independently predict cardiovascular disease (CVD) and venous thromboembolism (VTE) events in patients with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2021.