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New STD Data Represent Urgent Call for Action

The continued steep increase in incidence of sexually transmitted diseases reported by the CDC Tuesday, is a cause for deep concern about dangerous gaps in our public health infrastructure.

Studies Show Flu Vaccine Reduces Risk of Hospitalization in Children and Death in Adults

The influenza (flu) vaccine can not only prevent illness that may cause a week or more of misery, it can reduce the likelihood of hospitalization in children and death in adults, according to two analyses of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-supported U.S. influenza surveillance data being presented at IDWeek 2019.

Grindr Users Take More Risks, But More Open to PrEP: Study Suggests Popular App Could Provide a Platform for HIV Prevention Outreach

Grindr users took more sexual risks and had more partners than those who didn’t use the popular social networking app for gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, according to a study being presented at IDWeek 2019.

Taking Antibiotics Before Dental Visits May Cause Serious Side Effects

Not only are antibiotics vastly overprescribed before most dental visits, using them for even a day or two increases the risk of serious side effects such as an allergic reaction or Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infection, according to a large national study being presented at IDWeek 2019.

Antibiotic-Free or Organic Poultry Half as Likely to Be Contaminated with Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella, New Research Finds

Meat from conventionally raised poultry was twice as likely to contain multidrug-resistant Salmonella as poultry labeled antibiotic-free or organic, according to a first-of-its-kind study being presented at IDWeek 2019.

Thomas File, Jr. MD, MSc, FIDSA, Named IDSA President

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is pleased to announce Thomas M. File, Jr., MD, MSc, FIDSA, as the Society’s new president. Dr. File will be joined by dedicated, experienced board members as well as newly elected representatives who will advance IDSA’s commitment to improving the health of all people, communities, and society.

Leading Infectious Diseases Experts Honored at IDWeek 2019 for Outstanding Work in Patient Care, Research, Public Health and Education

Among the eight exceptional individuals being honored by IDSA and the IDSA Foundation  at IDWeek 2019 in Washington, DC, W. Michael Scheld, MD, FIDSA, is the recipient of the Alexander Fleming Award for lifetime achievement.

HIVMA Names Judith Feinberg, MD, FIDSA as Chair of its Board of Directors

HIVMA is pleased to announce the election of five members to its Board of Directors and to name Judith Feinberg, MD, FIDSA as its new Chair.

HIVMA Recognizes Excellence in HIV Education, Research With 2019 Awards

Recognizing preeminent contributions to the field of HIV medicine in clinical education and research, HIVMA will present its 2019 Awards for Excellence to Dr. Carlos del Rio, FIDSA, and Dr. Andrea L. Ciaranello, MPH, FIDSA, at IDWeek 2019 events in Washington, DC.

Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Joins IDWeek

IDSA welcomes the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists as a partner in IDWeek, the premier scientific meeting for infectious diseases professionals. SIDP becomes the fifth partner in IDWeek, joining IDSA, the HIV Medicine Association, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

CMS Takes a Significant Step Against Antimicrobial Resistance with Hospital Stewardship Requirement

New CMS rule requiring hospital antibiotic stewardship programs will enable critical advances toward control of AMR.

UN Climate Action Summit Opens Opportunities for Action on Infectious Disease Impacts

As leaders from around the world gather in New York today for the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit, IDSA highlights immediate threats posed by climate change to human health.

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