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President’s Plan to End the HIV Epidemic Must Address Drivers, Gaps

The achievement of ambitious public health goals must always include reassessments of existing policies and priorities.

Hearings Highlight Vaccine Access, Knowledge, Policy Gaps

With evidence that the number of measles cases and outbreaks this year is already well on track to exceed last year’s numbers, today’s Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing is drawing urgent attention to a central tenet of public health: vaccines save lives.

Physicians Tell Congress: Raise Global Fund Contribution

More than 400 physicians and scientists urged Congressional appropriators to increase U.S. support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria during the international partnership’s upcoming funding cycle in  a letter released today.

District Court Acts on Evidence Countering Military HIV Policy

A District Court injunction preventing the military discharge of two Air Force members living with HIV was responsive to medical evidence and reflected important recognition of advances in treatment for HIV, as well as of the abilities of people with the virus to enjoy productive healthy lives.

Spending Bill Recognizes Crucial Global Health Goals

The 2019 spending bill passed by the House and Senate Thursday that the President has announced he will sign, reflects a meaningful commitment to moving our country forward and to continued U.S. leadership of the fight against the world’s most devastating infectious disease killers.

Review Finds Antibiotic Development Increased, but Insufficient

While the pipeline of new antibiotics has improved over the past six years, momentum in the development of new infection-fighting agents remains inadequate.

Twelve Institutions Receive the IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence Designation

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has awarded 12 institutions the designation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence (CoE).

HPV Vaccination Rates Remain Critically Low Among Younger U.S. Adolescents

Despite national recommendations, only about 16 percent of U.S. adolescents have been fully vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) by the time they turn 13, a JID study finds.

Court Decision Protects Patient Care 340B Hospitals

The Dec. 27 federal injunction stopping cuts in 340B reimbursements for Medicare Part B drugs to some hospitals helps preserve the role academic health centers play in providing ID treatment and prevention services to patients who lack care options.

Flu is Serious for Pregnant Women and Others at High Risk

Pregnant women and the extremely obese are among those at high risk for complications from the flu – including death – and should be tested and begin antiviral treatment promptly.

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