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New STD Data Represent Urgent Call for Action

The continued steep increase in incidence of sexually transmitted diseases reported in the 2018 data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday, is a cause for deep concern about dangerous gaps in our public health...
9-Oct-2019 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new rule requiring hospitals participating in its programs to establish antibiotic stewardship programs will enable critical advances toward control of a major public health threat.
26-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

As government, business, and community leaders from around the world gather in New York today for the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit, attention to the immediate and international threats posed by climate change to human...
23-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Senate Domestic, Foreign Funding Bills Recognize, but Fall Short of Needs for Critical Infectious Disease Responses

Spending bills released by Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday demonstrate encouraging recognition of some of the most urgent health challenges threatening individual and public health at home and abroad. At the same time, the bills fall short...
20-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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,...
19-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

the Infectious Diseases Society of America, its HIV Medicine Association and the American Academy of HIV Medicine call for the establishment of antiretroviral treatment stewardship programs in hospital settings to support appropriate use of the...
10-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Journal Supplement Provides Valuable Resource to Support Diversity in the Field of Infectious Diseases

A new collection of articles highlighting the science and complexity of inclusion, diversity, access, and equity is now available online, part of an ongoing commitment to drive improvements within the field of infectious diseases and the Infectious...
21-Aug-2019 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Antibiotics Report Highlights Stewardship, Workforce, Research Needs

A CDC report on antibiotics use in health care U.S. healthcare settings show progress made in promoting appropriate use of infection-fighting drugs, but strengthened and continued efforts needed.
20-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a community of over 11,000 physicians, scientists and public health experts who specialize in infectious diseases. Our purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.

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Jennifer Morales
Director of Communications

jmorales@idsociety.org

703-299-0412

Felicity Clancy
VP, Marketing, Communications

fclancy@idsociety.org

703-299-0201

Jennifer Ford
Director of Communications

jford@idsociety.org

703-299-0412

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