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    RE: Isaac Asimov

    Posted in: IDea Exchange

    I have been a huge fan of his work. This is as unnerving as when I found out he was a womanizer and it was hard to separate the brilliant writer from the man. Alas, he was but a man. ------------------------------ Isha Bhatt MBBS;MD;MPH Infectious Diseases ...

  • Posted in: HIV Community

    Dear colleagues – I'm writing in my role as the Chair of HIVMA's Leadership Development Committee to invite you to apply for the HIVMA Board of Directors. This year we're recruiting for six open seats that include three Infectious Disease Specialist ...

  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    Dear Dr. Avner, I think this is quite a common problem we all face. I find it helpful to use the calculator that can be access at https://www.tstin3d.com/en/calc.html, this will provide some basic percentages as to likelihood of developing active TB till ...

New Guidelines Update

2019 IDSA Clinical Practice Guideline for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Released


Doctors should think carefully before testing patients for a urinary tract infection (UTI) to avoid over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to updated asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.


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Member Spotlight

IDSA’s 2019 D.A. Henderson Award winner Dr. Cathy Wilfert has been named a winner of the 2019 North Carolina Awards, the highest civilian honor given by the state of North Carolina for her work in the prevention and treatment of HIV. Dr. Wilfert’s groundbreaking research in preventing maternal transmission of HIV led to a two-thirds reduction in the transmission of the disease from mother to child through pregnancy in the U.S. Dr. Wilfert will be presented with the award at the Raleigh Convention Center on Saturday, Nov. 16. IDSA will be a sponsor of the awards ceremony in honor of Dr. Wilfert. Read More


  • Record Measles Numbers Underscore Urgency of Heightened Vaccine Outreach, Access

    The announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday that measles cases in the United States have reached numbers unseen ...
  • House Spending Bill Recognizes Need to Strengthen Health Responses and Research

    Once again rejecting proposed cuts to vital domestic and global health programs and research, House appropriators Wednesday approved funding ...

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