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As COVID-19 Cases Approach 5 Million in U.S., Infectious Diseases Leaders Call on White House for Unified Action on Masks

In a letter sent to Vice President Mike Pence today, leaders of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and its HIV Medicine Association are urging the White House to issue a strong federal directive calling for mask requirements in all states to curtail the spread of COVID-19 across this country, protect the economy and safely reopen schools.

IDSA, HIVMA Urge Inclusion of People Living with HIV in COVID-19 Clinical Trials

In a letter sent Wednesday to officials heading federal efforts to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, leaders of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and its HIV Medicine Association have urged that participation in clinical trials of vaccine candidates be open to people living with HIV.

Senate Republican COVID-19 Relief Responses Represent Progress but Fall Short of Critical Needs

A series of proposed COVID-19 bills released by Senate Republicans Monday represent a step toward urgently needed relief and resources, but fall short of necessary responses.

HIVMA Chair on Rep. John Lewis’ Commitment to Health Equity & HIV

Congressman John Lewis was a hero and leader like no other. His unwavering fight for civil rights and health equity included a special commitment to conquering HIV

Organizations Call for Reversal of Administration Policy Bypassing CDC with COVID-19 Data

More than 100 public health, science, research and medical organizations are urging the White House  to reverse a new policy that would divert COVID-19 patient data collection from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

House Appropriations Committee Fiscal Year 2021 Labor Health and Human Services Funding Bill Recognizes New and Ongoing Health Threats, With Some Gaps

The House Labor Health and Human Services funding bill for fiscal year 2021 passed in committee this week reflects recognition of the crisis presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, and of the importance of limiting its impacts.

Withdrawal from WHO Leaves U.S. More Vulnerable to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

The administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization comes at a juncture of the COVID-19 pandemic when more than 12.1 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and more than 550,000 people have died worldwide.

HIVMA Stands with Science and Anthony Fauci, MD

We have been very fortunate to have Dr. Anthony Fauci at the helm directing infectious diseases research at NIH for so many years. His leadership and support of a rigorous scientific process has been critical to transforming HIV from a death sentence to a chronic condition​, saving millions of lives worldwide.

Response from IDSA President to New COVID-19 Data Reporting Protocol

Reports that the administration has established a procedure that would remove the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a recipient of data on patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are troubling and, if implemented, will undermine our nation’s public health experts.

Infectious Diseases Society of America and the HIV Medicine Association Call for Evidence-based Decisions on School Re-openings

As societies of infectious diseases physicians, scientists, public health practitioners and frontline health providers, we recognize the need to balance concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic with community concerns

HIVMA Chair Responds to U.S. WHO Withdrawal

The administration’s decision to withdraw from the WHO will not only leave the United States more vulnerable to COVID-19 and future pandemics, but it will be a major setback to our efforts to control the HIV pandemic here at home and abroad.

Infectious Diseases Specialists Call on Public to Wear a Mask, Slow the Spread of COVID-19

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States continues to climb, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and its HIV Medicine Association implore the public to take the only simple and effective steps we have to slow the spread of the coronavirus and save lives – key among them, wear a mask.

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