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CDC MMWR: HIV Being Diagnosed Sooner After Infection

December 6, 2017, 11:30 am by American Academy of Family Physicians

A new CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and related Vital Signs said HIV is being diagnosed sooner after infection than had previously been reported. Work remains, however, to boost testing rates.


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Don't Use HRT for Chronic Conditions in Postmenopausal Women
American Academy of Family Physicians : December 15, 2017, 10:08 am
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has posted a final recommendation against the use of combined estrogen and progestin to prevent chronic conditions in postmenopausal women.

Take Action on MIPS by Dec. 31 to Avoid Medicare Penalty
American Academy of Family Physicians : December 15, 2017, 9:08 am
Physicians need to collect at least one point of data by Dec. 31 to avoid a Medicare penalty in 2019 related to the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

FPM Offers Tutorial on New Quality Payment Program Rules
American Academy of Family Physicians : December 13, 2017, 11:08 am
An article in the January/February issue of Family Practice Management lays out six key points to help family physicians succeed in the 2018 Quality Payment Program.

CDC: 2017-18 Flu Season in U.S. Dominated by H3N2 Viruses
American Academy of Family Physicians : December 13, 2017, 10:32 am
So far this flu season, influenza A (H3N2) viruses have been predominant in the United States, according to a newly released CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

AAFP Tells FDA to Stay Vigilant on Public Health Issues
American Academy of Family Physicians : December 12, 2017, 10:35 am
The AAFP told the FDA in a recent letter that no move to modify or repeal any regulation should come at the expense of public health.