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  • NYSDOH: First State Health Department Tto Endorse Undetectable=Untransmittable 

    NYSDOH: First State Health Department Tto Endorse Undetectable=Untransmittable 

    11/20/17 The NYSDOH Commissioner Howard Zucker recently released a statement regarding 11/20/17 Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U). Recent scientific evidence demonstrates that the risk of sexual transmission of HIV from someone with a fully suppressed HIV viral load is negligible, therefore U=U opens a new chapter in combating the HIV epidemic.

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  • New Resource on Antibiotic Prescribing for Cilnicians

    New Resource on Antibiotic Prescribing for Cilnicians

    11/19/17 These “pocket” antibiotic prescribing guidelines are intended to make the process of choosing the right antibiotic in the right dose for the right duration, easier and more streamlined. They can also assist school health professionals in providing education to families and colleagues on the subject of antibiotic resistance.

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  • November 16th is the Great American Smokeout

    November 16th is the Great American Smokeout

    11/16/17 Today is the Great American Smokeout. The annual observance is organized by the American Cancer Society on the third Thursday of November to encourage smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. Since smoking has become one of the key health risks among people living with HIV, the Great American Smokeout is a great opportunity to educate smokers living with HIV—and their friends, families, and care providers—about the benefits of quitting smoking.

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  • Food Allergies Are on the Rise. Are Schools Prepared?

    Food Allergies Are on the Rise. Are Schools Prepared?

    11/15/2107 Peanut allergies in children have increased 21 percent since 2010, and nearly 2.5 percent of U.S. children may have an allergy to peanuts, according to preliminary research presented by Ruchi Gupta, a professor of pediatric medicine at Northwestern University.

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  • New Guideline: PrEP to Prevent HIV Acquisition (NYSDOH)

    New Guideline: PrEP to Prevent HIV Acquisition (NYSDOH)

    11/10/17 This new guideline from the Medical Care Criteria Committee of the NYS Department of Health AIDS Institute Clinical Guidelines Program addresses use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to help prevent HIV acquisition.

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  • Epilepsy Awareness Month

    Epilepsy Awareness Month

    11/5/17 It’s Epilepsy Awareness Month! See the latest from the CDC Epilepsy Program, including information about different seizure types, research about the physical and mental health of people with epilepsy, and new podcasts with information about seizures and first-aid.

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  • “Do You Know About Sepsis?”

    “Do You Know About Sepsis?”

    11/4/17 New posters from the CDC encourage patients and families to know the risks and spot the signs.

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