Infectious Disease

 
Infectious Disease Committee
Chairpersons:
Paul Lee, M.D.
E-mail Dr. Lee
Leonard Krilov, M.D.
E-mail Dr. Krilov

Goals: To update members on current
infectious disease issues

 

NYC HPV 9 Guidelines and Codes for HPV9 and Meningococcal B Vaccines

Aetna Denies HPV9 for Males

Statement of the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics, District II, New York State regarding thimerosal and the Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) vaccine


HPV Vaccine Resources

  1. The AAP HPV Champion Toolkit provides resources to help practices improve HPV vaccination rates.  The HPV Champion Toolkit is available at www.aap.org/hpvtoolkit.  Please feel free to share the HPV Champion Toolkit with your partners.  Toolkit Resources Include:
    1. Online Learning Opportunities for CME Credit
      1. Adolescent Immunizations: Strongly Recommending the HPV Vaccine
      2. Adolescent Immunizations: Office Strategies
    2. Quality Improvement
      1. Sample Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) Improvement Cycles
      2. EQIPP Immunization Course (offers Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 Credit)
    3. HPV Vaccine Content and Education
      1. Fact Sheets
      2. PowerPoint Presentations:
        1. You Are The Key to HPV Cancer Prevention:  60 Minute (Clinician Focus)
        2. You Are The Key to HPV Cancer Prevention:  20 Minute (Non Clinician Focus)
        3. How to Increase Adolescent Immunization Rates
    4. Public Communication
      1. Sample Facebook Posts
      2. Sample Tweets
    5. Success Stories – Examples of Chapter HPV vaccination successes

NYPATH Would Like Your Input….
What Specific Questions Do You Have About Adolescents, HIV & PrEP?
(Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

NYPATH is currently working with Physicians for Reproductive Health, Alwyn Cohall, MD and Allison Eliscu, MD, to develop a two-part webinar focused on HIV including PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis).   PrEP is a potentially “game changing” intervention for protecting individuals at risk for HIV!  Therefore developing provider training on this very important topic is an important priority for NYPATH during our final six months.

What Is PrEP?
PrEP is a daily pill which can be offered to individuals who are HIV negative and at high risk for HIV.  In July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved PrEP for daily use following several clinical trials that established its safety and efficacy. Clinical guidance, issued by the New York State Department of Health in collaboration with John Hopkins University (and updated in October 2015), recommends the use of PrEP as part of a comprehensive prevention plan which includes regular HIV counseling, risk reduction counseling, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, and condom use.  To access this report click here.

The objectives of the training are to provide an overview of HIV and Adolescents, discuss the research and clinical practices pertaining to integrating PrEP into primary care practice, and teaching medical providers how to identify young people who would be good candidates for PrEP.  The training will also include information about initiating and monitoring PrEP treatment onsite and/or by referral.

In order to design this module we would like medical providers to tell us if you have specific questions, thoughts, ideas and/or concerns about Adolescents, HIV & PrEP.   Please contact Judy Lipshutz at jl545@columbia.edu or at 212-304-5237 to provide input and/or ask specific questions about PrEP.

For more information about PrEP, you can view the new SIECUS publication: PrEP Education for Youth-Serving Primary Care Providers Toolkit.   Click here.


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