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    Any idea if the format / content of our 10 year recertification exams will be changing, now that 2 year ones are being offered? New or different resources available to study for those exams? Best free options? Steven Oscherwitz MD

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    Researchers at Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice are doing a study to find out what the unique barriers to HPV vaccination are for people living with HIV. We also want to know what the provider- and clinic-level factors ...

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    It seems a fresh crop of stories of this kind of scope pop up right around this time of year--right around Pulitzer season. Winners were announced today so perhaps now NYT will be in a position to publish a dissenting letter to the editor. ------------------------------ ...

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New Guidelines Update

2019 IDSA Clinical Practice Guideline for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Released

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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

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IDSA and HIVMA congratulate Michael Saag, MD, FIDSA, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for AIDS Research and professor in the School of Medicine, on his appointment to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. PACHA provides advice, information and recommendations to the Secretary of HHS on programs, policies and research to promote effective treatment and prevention methods and quality services to people living with HIV and AIDS, including those affected by common co-morbidities.

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    The president’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal released Monday is responsive to some of our nation’s most urgent public health challenges.
  • Ebola Hearing Highlights Global Health Investment Payoffs, Ongoing Needs

    The Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee’s hearing on the continuing Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic ...

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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