PodMed – Week of June 6, 2016


This week’s topics include Zika and microcephaly, getting a handle on HIV in Africa, the impact of mortality data reporting, and suicides among US military.

Program notes:

0:34 Suicidality among Army enlistees
1:38 Likely in second month of enlistment
2:36 More common in women
3:15 Getting a handle on HIV infection in Africa
4:15 Will avert over 2 million HIV transmissions
5:00 Public reporting of mortality data
6:00 Reporting did not impact mortality
7:00 Difficult to compare
7:21 Estimate of Zika microcephaly
8:21 Real world validation
9:18 Avoid poor sanitation
10:07 End

Related blog: https://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2016/06/04/understanding-army-suicides/