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December 26, 2018

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Updated IDSA Flu Guidelines Now Available

Pregnant women and the extremely obese are among those at high risk for complications from the flu – including death – and should be tested and begin antiviral treatment promptly if they are sick enough to be hospitalized with flu symptoms, according to updated IDSA guidelines published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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Have You Voted for the Future of ID?

Have you had your voice heard in the IDSA/HIVMA bylaws vote? If yes, thank you! If not, there’s still time!

Look for the final reminder ballot that was sent on Wednesday, Dec. 19, with the subject line “Bylaws Changes” and vote for the future of ID! Voting will remain open until Dec. 28, so please take a few moments to ensure your voice is heard.

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Journal Club

In this feature, a panel of IDSA members identifies and critiques important new studies in the current literature that have a significant impact on the practice of infectious diseases medicine. 
Reviews in this issue: Room Cleanliness and MDROs: Transmission Between the Environment and the Patient, Second is Best: Alternative Treatment for Trichomoniasis Outperforms Primary Therapy

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OFID Article Assesses Outcomes of HIV Training Pathway for Residents

Graduates of a specialized HIV track for internal medicine residents enjoyed their experience, felt adequately prepared to provide HIV primary care, and most felt sufficiently trained to provide primary care for HIV-seronegative adults.

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Webinar on HIV Criminalization Advocacy for Providers

HIVMA and Lambda Legal hosted an educational webinar earlier this month on “Getting Involved in Criminalization Reform & Advocacy for Providers: What You Need to Know.”

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Science Speaks Reports on Ebola Challenges, Large and Small

Science Speaks continued its coverage of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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IDSA and ID in the News

As part of a series of interviews with a mentor/mentee pair, TheBodyPRO spoke with Curt G. Beckwith, MD, FIDSA, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases with the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and his mentee, IDSA member Sugi Min, a third-year medical student at the Alpert Medical School. Read this and other contributions here

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ICYMI: What’s Hot on MyIDSA

Here’s a glance at the latest discussions happening on MyIDSA, IDSA’s members-only online community (login required):

 

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