"My colleagues are some of the greatest humanitarians I've ever known."
-Igho Ofotokun, MD, FIDSA
HIVMA and IDSA are working with the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) and Treatment Action Group (TAG) to address supply and cost issues affecting our response to the growing STI epidemic. ID, HIV and primary care providers, health department STD programs, and consumers are encouraged to use this new tool to help us track any issues related to accessing BPG and other STI medications.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Draft Recommendation of an “A” grade for prevention of HIV infection with Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis released today holds the potential to facilitate access to a proven and valuable intervention for people who are exposed to higher risks of HIV infection. While access to antiretroviral medication used to prevent HIV infection – PrEP -- is safe and effective, just a small percentage of those who would benefit from PrEP currently receive it.
Data showing a tripling of hepatitis C cases across America during the last decade highlight urgent and multi-faceted public health needs for expanded access to prevention, screening and treatment in addition to integrated health services that provide care for substance use disorders and associated infectious diseases.
Pain has always been an important part of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease and its experience for patients. In this guideline, we review the types of chronic pain commonly seen among persons living with HIV (PLWH) and review the limited evidence base for treatment of chronic noncancer pain in this population. We also review the management of chronic pain in special populations of PLWH, including persons with substance use and mental health disorders. Finally, a general review of possible pharmacokinetic interactions is included to assist the HIV clinician in the treatment of chronic pain in this population.
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Save the date for IDWeek 2019, the combined annual meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, which will be held October 2-6, 2019 in Washington DC.
IDWeek 2018 attendees: To access session recordings, claim CME/CPE/MOC credits, or obtain certificate of attendance, click here.
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Company: Merritt Hawkins
Location: Greenville, NC
State: NCContract Number: 86175Client Reference: 86175Job Title: Infectious DiseaseJob Summary: Merritt Hawkins, the nation's premier academic search firm, has partnered with a major academic center in North Carolina to conduct a nationwide...