IDSA News - 12/01/2007  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Acute Infection Tool Now Available
•  Apply for NIH Director’s Pioneer and New Innovator Awards
•  HIVMA Accepting Applications for the Minority Clinical Fellowship
•  HIVMA Offers Fact Sheet on HIV/TB Coinfection
•  Include Your Practice in the HIV Provider Listing
•  EIN: Antibiotic Locks Common, But No Common Protocol
•  Stay Connected - Update your IDSA Member Profile
•  IDSA Advocacy Update
•  IDSA Members Testify at Pennsylvania Hearing on Lyme Disease
•  In Memoriam: Merle A. Sande, MD, FIDSA (1939-2007)
•  Members on the Move
•  Welcome, New IDSA Members!
•  In the IDSA Journals
•  Keep Up with Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events


Acute Infection Tool Now Available

Missing the signs of acute HIV infection means missing a major prevention opportunity. HIVMA has put together a free poster and fact sheet to help primary care clinicians identify and respond to this earliest and highly infectious stage of the disease.

The poster lists common symptoms of acute infection and stratifies some high-, medium-, and low-risk behaviors. It also recommends some questions to ask patients to identify their potential exposure to HIV. The fact sheet gives clinical recommendations, including what tests to perform and how to interpret results. It also gives advice on counseling the patient in case of positive or negative test results.

If you would like copies to share with students or colleagues that provide primary care, please contact HIVMA’s Rhonda Harrison at or (703) 299-1215.