Thursday, September 26, 2013
Just an annoucement from the "District"
"Evaluation of the recent cases of perinatal HIV infection and/or exposure shows that some of our HIV-infected District residents need more support, ranging from medication adherence and medical appointment compliance to more social issues such as inadequate housing and food insecurity. As such, the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration has made pregnancy in HIV-infected women a reportable condition. This change was made so that we can ensure the health of pregnant women, prevent the transmission of a communicable disease and offer medical and/or social services they may require.
The report form is available at the DOH website (http://doh.dc.gov/page/doh-applications-and-forms). It is also attached to this announcement. For additional details there is an attached “Dear Colleague” letter that was agreed to by our local American Academy of Pediatrics and local American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists chapters. There is also a Frequently Asked Questions document.
New, expanded library hours start Oct. 1. More hours for story time. More hours for community meetings. More hours to use free computers. Check out the library's new hours at dclibrary.org/newhours."