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Managing HIV with testing, prevention

Antiretroviral therapy has made an impact in treating HIV, but preexposure prophylaxis has created a huge opportunity in preventing infection, with internists poised to play a role.
1 Mar 2020

ACP and AAIM release updated version of High Value Care Curriculum

ACP and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) have released a new version of their High Value Care Curriculum, a jointly developed instructional program to train resident physicians to be good stewards of limited health care resources.
24 Sep 2013

Lung screening's benefits, challenges

In March 2021, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) expanded eligibility for lung cancer screening by setting the benchmark at a 20 pack-year smoking history for those ages 50 to 80 years who are current smokers or former smokers who have quit within the past 15 years.
1 Mar 2022

Patients may overestimate benefits of screening programs, preventive medicines

Patients overestimated the risk reduction achieved with screening and preventive medications, and clinicians should keep that tendency in mind when discussing such issues with patients, a study found.
20 Nov 2012

Integrating routine HIV screening into practice

Routine screening has 2 main benefits: diagnosing HIV infection before patients become symptomatic and have lost the bulk of their immune system and preventing HIV transmission.
1 Sep 2016

Lessons from an outbreak

This issue also covers preexposure prophylaxis for HIV, adult survivors of congenital heart disease, and age-friendly geriatric care.
1 Mar 2020

Squeezing in the cancer screening talk

By making the most of team members and technology, internists can free up valuable physician-patient interaction time to most effectively apply cancer screening guidelines.
1 Oct 2019

CDC seeks more testing for ‘huge uptick’ in HCV incidence

Screening everyone born from 1945 to 1965 at least once would be able to diagnose 75% of people who are living with chronic hepatitis C, according to one expert at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
1 Jan 2016

DTC screening tests a source of concern

With the proliferation of the number and scope of direct-to-consumer tests, ACP is concerned about the unnecessary costs and undue anxiety for patients when results lead to follow-up testing to rule out a medical concern.
1 Jun 2018

Calmer talk needed about mammography

Controversy about implementing new mammography guidelines shouldn't cloud talks between doctors and the women they counsel. Clarify what the guidelines really say, and share the decision-making with patients, experts counsel.
1 Feb 2010

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