Liz Highleyman was named editor-in-chief of HIVandHepatitis.com in February 2011. She is medical writer and editor who has covered HIV and viral hepatitis for more than 15 years, since getting involved with AIDS advocacy as a member of ACT UP/Boston in the late 1980s. She has written for publicat...
More than half of people in low- and middle-income countries may not maintain viral suppression on second-line antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study presented at the 25th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) last week in Boston. This international trial showed that regimens containing boosted darunavir (Prezista) or raltegravir (Isentress) were effective as third-line therapy for people who developed resistance to lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra).
The House of Representatives did not achieve the margin necessary to pass a controversial Right to Try (RTT) bill in a vote on February 13. Some supporters have suggested that they may try to reintroduce the bill using a different procedure that would make it easier to pass.
Access to experimental therapies that are not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been a major demand of treatment activists. Clinical trials may be the best way to access investigational drugs, but there are barriers to participation. Right to Try (RTT) legislation could potentially broaden patients’ access to life-extending drugs, but many medical experts and advocates think it does more harm than good.
"I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." -- #stephenhawking
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".