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June 6, 2018

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2018 IDSA/HIVMA Elections—Look for Your Ballot Next Week

Elections for the IDSA and HIVMA Board of Directors are quickly approaching.

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IDSA Attends 71st World Health Assembly

For the first time, IDSA staff participated in the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva this month.

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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: Opportunities for Antibiotic Optimization Exist Even Among the Most Vulnerable Patients; Single-Dose Fosfomycin for Uncomplicated Cystitis: Reason for Pause;  Immunogenicity and Safety of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Kidney Transplant Recipients

 

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Public Health Funding for FY 2019 is in the Works–Let Congress Know What Matters to You

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 federal appropriations process is quickly moving forward.

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HIVMA Weighs in on Peace Corps HIV Policy

News that the Peace Corps had recently discharged volunteers who were diagnosed with HIV while serving has concerned HIVMA leaders, who remembered taking a stance against the agency’s policy following the discharge of a volunteer a decade ago.

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Dolutegravir Recommendations for Treatment and PEP

Following data indicating increased risks of neural tube defects among infants whose mothers became pregnant while taking dolutegravir-based regimens, the Department of Health and Human Services Antiretroviral Guidelines Panels on May 30 issued recommendations for treatment of adults and adolescents with HIV who are pregnant or of child-bearing potential.

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New Web Page for Opioid Resources

Check out IDSA's and HIVMA’s new Infectious Diseases & the Opioid Epidemic web page to access clinical tools and resources and policy and advocacy resources.

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Science Speaks Covers Global Health Security at the World Health Assembly

With representation at the 71st World Health Assembly, and reporting on an Ebola emergency panel’s findings, Science Speaks’ end of May coverage highlighted global health security events in Geneva...

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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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