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June 2014
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President's Message: ID Specialists Should Take a Stand

This month, IDSA President Barbara Murray, MD, FIDSA, invites a view from HIVMA Chair Joel Gallant, MD, MPH about recent legislative actions in Uganda to criminalize homosexuality and HIV transmission. He urges infectious diseases and HIV physicians to take a stand against these efforts and advocate for ethical and scientifically sound public health policy.

New IDSA Guideline Covers Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

An updated guideline for the diagnosis and management of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) provides guidance to help physicians make the correct diagnosis, establish the source and cause, and determine the severity of the infection.

21st Century Cures Initiative
A recently announced Congressional initiative focuses on accelerating the discovery, development, and delivery of promising new treatments to patients. IDSA is working with the lawmakers to bring the infectious disease perspective to the table, emphasizing strategies for spurring the development of new antibiotics and rapid diagnostic tools.
Countdown to IDWeek 2014

IDWeek 2014 will feature comprehensive, cutting-edge and scientifically rigorous content from bench to bedside, with lots of networking and career development opportunities. Don’t miss the July 25 deadline for early registration discounts. 

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Rotavirus Vaccine in the NICU: Is it Safe?; Infection with Phenotypically Drug-Susceptible and MDR TB Increases the Risk for Poor Clinical Outcomes; Once-Weekly Dalbavancin Versus Daily Conventional Therapy for Skin Infections; PK/PD of β-lactams in ICU Patients: Are Standard Dosing Regimens Adequate?; Cytomegalovirus Antiviral Drug Resistance: Is Viral Load Predictive?

Upcoming dates to remember 


The combined meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, Oct. 8-12, 2014, in Philadelphia. Stay tuned for more information at

  • Member Registration Now Open
  • Early Registration Deadline (Register early and save!) - July 25

Renew Your IDSA Membership!
Due now!

Patient Care and Science
SHEA, IDSA Release Updated Guidance on CLABSI Prevention
CDC Releases New Guidelines for HIV Testing
Clinical Practice Management
CMS to Cover HCV Screening
New Resource Helps ID Specialists Prove Their Value
Policy and Advocacy
IDSA Continues Efforts to Advance AR Policy
HIVMA Advocacy Day 2014
Global ID
World Health Assembly Resolution on Hepatitis Calls for Syringe Exchange and Universal Access
Education and Resources
IDSA to Launch New Mentorship Program at IDWeek 2014
You and Your Colleagues
New Members
Members on the Move
Top Stories
President's Message: ID Specialists Should Take a Stand
New IDSA Guideline Covers Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
21st Century Cures Initiative
Countdown to IDWeek 2014
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