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  • ​​​​ As we are all aware, the HIV workforce is not large enough to meet the demand and this gap is expected to grow annually. Programs that provide opportunities for Internal Medicine residents, those in other specialties, advanced practice providers, ...

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    ​​ As we are all aware, the HIV workforce is not large enough to meet the demand and this gap is expected to grow annually. Programs that provide opportunities for Internal Medicine residents, those in other specialties, advanced practice providers, Pharm ...

  • Posted in: HIV Community

    In effort to lower drug costs, CMS is proposing to allow Medicare Part D plans to start applying prior authorization and step therapy to antiretrovirals drugs and five other drug classes that were previously protected. (Step therapy is the practice that ...

New Guidelines Update

2018 IDSA Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy

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Member Spotlight

Kim Hanson, MD

IDSA Diagnostics Committee Chair Kim Hanson, MD, has been appointed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests following a nomination from IDSA. The Panel advises the CMS Administrator and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on issues related to clinical diagnostic laboratory tests, including the establishment of payment rates and the factors used in determining coverage and payment processes for new tests.

Dr. Hanson is the head of Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Services and Director of the Medical Microbiology Fellowship Program at the University of Utah, as well as Director of Clinical Microbiology at ARUP Laboratories. She is an associate professor of medicine and pathology, splitting her time between patient care, laboratory administration, research, and teaching.

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  • N.J. measles outbreak declared officially over after 33 confirmed cases

    More than two months after the first case of the measles was confirmed in New Jersey, officials say the outbreak has come to an end with 33 people ...
  • More women catch Ebola in Congo in 'unexpected' twist of gender roles

    About two-thirds of patients in Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak have been women, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, calling for more ...

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The HIVMA network actually provided a needed boost to my career a few years ago when I was awarded the HIVMA Researcher Award. I've been doing this for over 15 years and that award provided a lot of recognition, it really meant a lot to me.
Igho Ofotokun, MD, MSc
The idea that I could link epidemiology with my fundamental knowledge of how microorganisms work, along with diagnostic microbiology...this is an amazing way to put the pieces of the puzzles together about how infectious diseases work in human beings.
Lucy Tompkins, MD, PhD, FIDSA
I always like mystery stories growing up and you have to be very astute...You have to look at the symptoms, the geography, the home and social situation to solve the mystery of their problem.
Susan Bleasdale, MD
You can take a patient in front of you, and within a short amount of time with your clinical care, have an enormous impact.
John Lynch, MD, MPH
Understanding the pathogenesis of infectious diseases requires a knowledge of pathology, immunology, especially microbiology. The discipline allows practitioners to combine all of those, and there's never a dull moment.
Philip Polgreen, MD, MPH
I just became a member of IDSA this year, and I find it amazing how supportive IDSA has been to me so far.
Noah Kojima, MD