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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.

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.

Senate Subcommittees Takes Important Step Toward Ending HIV While Resources to Address Concurrent Epidemics, Housing Remain Critical, but Unaddressed

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Related Programs Appropriations subcommittee’s allocations of funding for the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative in its proposed budget for 2020 represent a significant step toward an ambitious, critical, and achievable goal.

HIV, Infectious Diseases Provider Organizations Call for In-patient Antiretroviral Stewardship

IDSA, HIVMA and the American Academy of HIV Medicine call for antiretroviral treatment stewardship in hospital settings to support appropriate use of the drugs, in a paper published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Customs and Border Patrol’s Flu Vaccine Policy Breaches Basic Public Health Tenet

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s decision to withhold vaccinations against seasonal influenza from migrants in border detention facilities is a violation of the most basic principles of public health and human rights.

Public Charge Rule Threatens Lives and Public Health

The final “Public Charge” rule establishing new restrictions on immigrants’ eligibility to live and work legally in the United States based on their use of essential services will carry unintended and damaging consequences to individual and community health.

HIV Status Has No Place in Border Patrol Policy

IDSA, HIVMA, SHEA and PIDS call for humane, evidenced-based border policies that reflect the science and adhere to ID prevention and treatment protocols.

Declaration of PHEIC in DRC Should Spur Support, Not Fear

The World Health Organization’s declaration today that the year-long Ebola crisis is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern is hoped to raise much-needed awareness and resources for preparedness and control efforts across the region.

House Passes Labor-HHS Appropriations with Funding for Ending the HIV Epidemic, Senate Must Follow

The House passage of its FY 2020 appropriations “minibus” funding bill Wednesday supports and sustains important federal HIV and public health programs and offers essential support for the administration’s initiative to end the American HIV epidemic in fiscal year 2020.

Lower Health Care Costs Act Highlights the Value of Vaccines

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing today on the Lower Health Care Costs Act provides a valuable opportunity for lawmakers to address challenges compromising access to and uptake of vaccines that are among our most important public health tools.

Cross-Border Spread of DCR Ebola Outbreak Calls for Immediate, Ongoing Responses

Uganda health officials’ confirmation today of Ebola virus among family members who travelled from the Democratic Republic of Congo brings with it the realization of a concern that has been noted since the August 2018 recognition of the current outbreak.

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