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HIV incidence decreases overall, increases among Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men

CDC researchers used data from the National HIV Surveillance System to model HIV incidence among people ages 13 years and older and to estimate HIV prevalence and percentage of undiagnosed HIV infections.

Digital rectal exam may be ineffective for prostate cancer screening, meta-analysis indicates

The authors recommended against routine screening with this method in primary care to minimize unnecessary diagnostic testing, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment.

MKSAP Quiz: Acute worsening of atopic dermatitis

A 24-year-old woman with longstanding atopic dermatitis is evaluated for an acute worsening of her disease in the past week. She has had increased pruritus and now has multiple painful areas within the involved skin. She has been applying petrolatum jelly and triamcinolone ointment and washing with gentle cleansers without improvement. Following a physical exam, what is the most likely cause of this patient's acute flare?

Cardiovascular safety of febuxostat and allopurinol compared in patients with gout and CVD

In a modified intention-to-treat analysis, the primary end point of first occurrence of cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, or urgent revascularization for unstable angina occurred in 10.8% of patients taking febuxostat and in 10.4% of patients taking allopurinol (hazard ratio, 1.03).

Final call: Submit your questions for the Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 keynote speaker

ACP members are encouraged to send questions in advance for ACP's Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 keynote speaker, Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, FACP, who will discuss the questions on stage during a question-and-answer segment of the Opening Ceremony.

ACP's Job Placement Center provides career opportunities

Physicians looking for a job may submit a job seeker's profile and/or upload their CV to reach participating employers based on their criteria.

Put words in our mouth

ACP Internist Weekly wants readers to create captions for our new cartoon and help choose the winner. Pen the winning caption and win a $50 gift certificate good toward any ACP product, program, or service.