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New ACIP Adult Immunization Schedule recommends changes to herpes zoster, pneumococcal, hepatitis B vaccines

The guidelines from the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) also include information on COVID-19 vaccines, stressing that it is safe to co-administer them with other vaccines.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2022/02/22/2.htm
22 Feb 2022

PrEPare for HIV care

Internal medicine physicians are already trained to care for complex medical conditions, and HIV is no different, especially as adults age and develop diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/11/prepare-for-hiv-care.htm
1 Nov 2023

CDC calls for all U.S. adults to be screened for hepatitis B

All adults should undergo triple-panel screening at least once in their lives, and screening should be repeated during the first trimester of every pregnancy, the CDC said.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/03/14/1.htm
14 Mar 2023

Be proactive about managing hepatitis B

Reports and other guidance on both hepatitis B virus prevention and treatment all have reprised a common theme: Clearly vulnerable individuals are too often missed.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2018/04/be-proactive-about-managing-hepatitis-b.htm
1 Apr 2018

Hepatitis B vaccine now recommended for adults ages 19 through 59 years

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has changed its guidance to encourage clinicians to offer the vaccine to adult patients, rather than target those with risk factors or wait for it to be requested.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2022/04/05/1.htm
5 Apr 2022

Hepatitis C drugs offer new options

The approval of multiple drugs in 2013 and 2014 that are able to cure hepatitis C without the use of interferon has dramatically changed the screening, treatment, and epidemiologic paradigms of the virus. Soon, internists will be involved in this rapidly changing area of health care.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2015/01/hepatitis.htm
1 Jan 2015

USPSTF expands hepatitis C screening recommendation to most adults

All adults ages 18 to 79 years should now be screened at least once, but people who use injection drugs and pregnant women may require screening more often.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2020/03/10/2.htm
10 Mar 2020

MKSAP Quiz: Routine follow-up visit and hepatitis B

A 53-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine follow-up visit. Medical history is significant for hypertension and chronic active hepatitis B infection. Her hepatitis B infection has been treated with tenofovir for the past 5 years with suppression of her serum hepatitis B DNA levels. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely cause of this patient's kidney findings?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2018/07/31/3.htm
31 Jul 2018

Raising awareness about HPV-related cancers

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can potentially prevent more than 90% of HPV-associated cancers. Generally given to teens, it can be offered to adults as well.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/10/raising-awareness-about-hpv-related-cancers.htm
1 Oct 2023

ACP and the American Academy of HIV Medicine collaborate on new guide to hepatitis C testing

The new guide includes a summary of the latest testing recommendations; diagnostic, billing, and laboratory codes for testing; resources for referrals to HCV-experienced clinicians; and information on patient interactions, education, conversations, and case examples.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2017/05/16/5.htm
16 May 2017

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