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  • Posted in: HIV Community

    33 year old male reports he was diagnosed with HIV approximately 12 years ago. He was seen by an ID physician at that time and told that he is a "long term non progressor" and doesn't require treatment. Did not seek follow-up on HIV until now, when he ...

  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    Ms. Morales,      Thank you for your eloquent and precise answer to Dr. Lutz' inquiry.  I'm very proud of the thoughtful work our IDSA Conflict of Interest/Ethics Committee has done over the past few years, in close conjunction with IDSA leadership.  ...

  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    You have hit the nail on the head !!!, when we think of strategy to address COVID it clearly needs a distinction between an anti-viral approach that would work best in the early stages of infection (and also have a secondary community benefit in reducing ...

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


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