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Thursday, March 10, 2016

The moment of truth has come.


Now that there is a test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the government can raise awareness and make it a reportable (legally notifiable) disease.
Given that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is contagious and can be transmitted sexually here's the campaign the government can use as a template for CFS testing.
  
Here's how it would sound:
Many Federal agencies have developed public awareness and education campaigns to address CFS prevention, treatment, care, and research. Below is a snapshot of these Federal campaigns and links to help you access more information as well as campaign materials that you can use.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is contagious. But there are things you can do to protect yourself. Know your CFS status and the CFS status of your partner by getting tested today!

Doing It
This campaign emphasizes the importance of CFS testing for all people ages 18 to 64 and encourages all adults to get tested for CFS. Resources are available in English and Spanish.

Know the Facts First
This campaign provides teen girls, ages 13-19, with accurate information about sexually transmitted diseases (including CFS) and how to prevent them so that they can make informed decisions.
Target audience: Girls, ages 13-19


CFS Treatment Works
This campaign encourages people living with CFS to get in care, start taking CFS medications, remain in care, and stay on treatment as directed.
Target audience: People living with CFS.


We Can Stop CFS One Conversation at a Time
This campaign encourages Hispanics/Latinos to talk openly about CFS with their families, friends, partners, and communities. Resources are available in English and Spanish.



Start Talking. Stop CFS.
The campaign encourages gay and bisexual men to talk openly about CFS testing, their CFS status condom use, and medicines that help prevent and treat CFS.



Let's Stop CFS Together
This campaign raises awareness about CFS and fights stigma by sharing stories of people living with CFS who are mothers, fathers, friends, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, partners, wives, husbands, and co-workers.


Reasons/Razones
This bilingual campaign encourages  testing among Latino gay and bisexual men through materials that feature men sharing their reasons for getting tested for CFS.
Target audience: Latino gay and bisexual men


Testing Makes Us Stronger
This campaign encourages African American gay and bisexual men to empower themselves by getting tested for CFS and knowing their CFS status.
Target audience: African American or black gay and bisexual men


Take Charge. Take the Test.
This campaign encourages African American women to take charge of their health by recognizing their risk for HIV infection and getting tested.
Target audience: African American or black women


Act Against CFS
Act Against CFS is a national effort to combat complacency about CFS in the U.S. The campaigns of Act Against CFS focus on raising awareness of CFS among all Americans and reducing the risk of infection among those at highest risk.
Target audience: The general public


Be the Generation
 This campaign promotes awareness and support for CFS prevention research, including vaccines, microbicides, and pre-exposure prophylaxis.
Target audience: The general public



Get Checked
This campaign encourages every Veteran to get tested for CFS at least once and encourages healthcare providers to offer routine CFS testing to Veterans.
Target audience: Veterans and healthcare providers


Information Is Powerful Medicine
This campaign educates CFS-positive African American men who have sex with men (MSM) about their privacy rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Target audience: African American gay, bisexual, and other MSM who are living with CFS


CFS Screening. Standard Care.
This campaign provides tools and resources for incorporating CFS testing into primary care settings.
Target audience: Primary care providers

One Test. Two Lives.
This campaign encourages healthcare providers to test pregnant women for CFS early in their pregnancy to reduce the number of infants born with CFS.
Target audience: OB/GYNs and Certified Nurse Midwives

Prevention IS Care
This campaign encourages healthcare providers to screen their patients living with CFS for risky behaviors and talk to them about risk reduction.
Target audience: Healthcare providers


Is Classical Swine Fever Flavivirus the real cause of the Guillain-Barre Syndrome epidemic in Columbia?

"In the meantime eradication of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) is still in progress. Due to several outbreaks between 2013 and 2015 in the less pig-dense provinces of the Atlantic coast area, a vaccination programme was put in place. During 2015 another 50 outbreaks took place in this area. Until recently the pig dense areas remained free of CSF. In October 2015 a new outbreak in the province of Santander was confirmed. Due to this from October 2015 onwards the vaccination programme was re-initiated for a large number of provinces including Antioquia."

 http://www.pigprogress.net/Finishers/Articles/2016/2/Colombias-pig-industry-faces-disease-import-challenges-2750334W/


Zika-Linked Nerve Disorder Unsettles Colombia 

 http://www.wsj.com/articles/zika-linked-nerve-disorder-unsettles-colombia-1457569651

 

 "Eighty-six people are confirmed to have been stricken with Guillain-Barré in Colombia this year, about three times the usual number, according to health officials. At Cúcuta’s Erasmo Meoz Hospital, in the state of Norte de Santander on the Venezuelan border, doctors have seen 33 Guillain-Barré cases since late December; normally there are six to eight a year."


The bottom line:


Now that there is a test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the government can raise awareness and make it a reportable (legally notifiable) disease.
Given that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is contagious and can be transmitted sexually here's the campaign the government can use as a template for CFS testing.
  
Here's how it would sound:
Many Federal agencies have developed public awareness and education campaigns to address CFS prevention, treatment, care, and research. Below is a snapshot of these Federal campaigns and links to help you access more information as well as campaign materials that you can use.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is contagious. But there are things you can do to protect yourself. Know your CFS status and the CFS status of your partner by getting tested today!

Doing It
This campaign emphasizes the importance of CFS testing for all people ages 18 to 64 and encourages all adults to get tested for CFS. Resources are available in English and Spanish.

Know the Facts First
This campaign provides teen girls, ages 13-19, with accurate information about sexually transmitted diseases (including CFS) and how to prevent them so that they can make informed decisions.
Target audience: Girls, ages 13-19


CFS Treatment Works
This campaign encourages people living with CFS to get in care, start taking CFS medications, remain in care, and stay on treatment as directed.
Target audience: People living with CFS.


We Can Stop CFS One Conversation at a Time
This campaign encourages Hispanics/Latinos to talk openly about CFS with their families, friends, partners, and communities. Resources are available in English and Spanish.



Start Talking. Stop CFS.
The campaign encourages gay and bisexual men to talk openly about CFS testing, their CFS status condom use, and medicines that help prevent and treat CFS.



Let's Stop CFS Together
This campaign raises awareness about CFS and fights stigma by sharing stories of people living with CFS who are mothers, fathers, friends, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, partners, wives, husbands, and co-workers.


Reasons/Razones
This bilingual campaign encourages  testing among Latino gay and bisexual men through materials that feature men sharing their reasons for getting tested for CFS.
Target audience: Latino gay and bisexual men


Testing Makes Us Stronger
This campaign encourages African American gay and bisexual men to empower themselves by getting tested for CFS and knowing their CFS status.
Target audience: African American or black gay and bisexual men


Take Charge. Take the Test.
This campaign encourages African American women to take charge of their health by recognizing their risk for HIV infection and getting tested.
Target audience: African American or black women


Act Against CFS
Act Against CFS is a national effort to combat complacency about CFS in the U.S. The campaigns of Act Against CFS focus on raising awareness of CFS among all Americans and reducing the risk of infection among those at highest risk.
Target audience: The general public


Be the Generation
 This campaign promotes awareness and support for CFS prevention research, including vaccines, microbicides, and pre-exposure prophylaxis.
Target audience: The general public



Get Checked
This campaign encourages every Veteran to get tested for CFS at least once and encourages healthcare providers to offer routine CFS testing to Veterans.
Target audience: Veterans and healthcare providers


Information Is Powerful Medicine
This campaign educates CFS-positive African American men who have sex with men (MSM) about their privacy rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Target audience: African American gay, bisexual, and other MSM who are living with CFS


CFS Screening. Standard Care.
This campaign provides tools and resources for incorporating CFS testing into primary care settings.
Target audience: Primary care providers

One Test. Two Lives.
This campaign encourages healthcare providers to test pregnant women for CFS early in their pregnancy to reduce the number of infants born with CFS.
Target audience: OB/GYNs and Certified Nurse Midwives

Prevention IS Care
This campaign encourages healthcare providers to screen their patients living with CFS for risky behaviors and talk to them about risk reduction.
Target audience: Healthcare providers


Breaking News!


Hemispherx Biopharma (HEB) Comments on Recent Meeting with NIH for ME/CFS Research Advancement

"Hemispherx Biopharma (NYSE: HEB) announced that the strong commitment by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) signals a major research effort by NIH in the diagnosis and treatment of this complex and poorly understood life-robbing disease. Lead by NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., the NIH held an open call with the ME/CFS patient community March 8 to detail some of those efforts."
 http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/Hemispherx+Biopharma+%28HEB%29+Comments+on+Recent+Meeting+with+NIH+for+MECFS+Research+Advancement/11408291.html
Now that there is a test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the government can raise awareness and make it a reportable (legally notifiable) disease.
Given that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is contagious and can be transmitted sexually here's the campaign the government can use as a template for CFS testing.
  
Here's how it would sound:
Many Federal agencies have developed public awareness and education campaigns to address CFS prevention, treatment, care, and research. Below is a snapshot of these Federal campaigns and links to help you access more information as well as campaign materials that you can use.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is contagious. But there are things you can do to protect yourself. Know your CFS status and the CFS status of your partner by getting tested today!

Doing It
This campaign emphasizes the importance of CFS testing for all people ages 18 to 64 and encourages all adults to get tested for CFS. Resources are available in English and Spanish.

Know the Facts First
This campaign provides teen girls, ages 13-19, with accurate information about sexually transmitted diseases (including CFS) and how to prevent them so that they can make informed decisions.
Target audience: Girls, ages 13-19


CFS Treatment Works
This campaign encourages people living with CFS to get in care, start taking CFS medications, remain in care, and stay on treatment as directed.
Target audience: People living with CFS.


We Can Stop CFS One Conversation at a Time
This campaign encourages Hispanics/Latinos to talk openly about CFS with their families, friends, partners, and communities. Resources are available in English and Spanish.



Start Talking. Stop CFS.
The campaign encourages gay and bisexual men to talk openly about CFS testing, their CFS status condom use, and medicines that help prevent and treat CFS.



Let's Stop CFS Together
This campaign raises awareness about CFS and fights stigma by sharing stories of people living with CFS who are mothers, fathers, friends, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, partners, wives, husbands, and co-workers.


Reasons/Razones
This bilingual campaign encourages  testing among Latino gay and bisexual men through materials that feature men sharing their reasons for getting tested for CFS.
Target audience: Latino gay and bisexual men


Testing Makes Us Stronger
This campaign encourages African American gay and bisexual men to empower themselves by getting tested for CFS and knowing their CFS status.
Target audience: African American or black gay and bisexual men


Take Charge. Take the Test.
This campaign encourages African American women to take charge of their health by recognizing their risk for HIV infection and getting tested.
Target audience: African American or black women


Act Against CFS
Act Against CFS is a national effort to combat complacency about CFS in the U.S. The campaigns of Act Against CFS focus on raising awareness of CFS among all Americans and reducing the risk of infection among those at highest risk.
Target audience: The general public


Be the Generation
 This campaign promotes awareness and support for CFS prevention research, including vaccines, microbicides, and pre-exposure prophylaxis.
Target audience: The general public



Get Checked
This campaign encourages every Veteran to get tested for CFS at least once and encourages healthcare providers to offer routine CFS testing to Veterans.
Target audience: Veterans and healthcare providers


Information Is Powerful Medicine
This campaign educates CFS-positive African American men who have sex with men (MSM) about their privacy rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Target audience: African American gay, bisexual, and other MSM who are living with CFS


CFS Screening. Standard Care.
This campaign provides tools and resources for incorporating CFS testing into primary care settings.
Target audience: Primary care providers

One Test. Two Lives.
This campaign encourages healthcare providers to test pregnant women for CFS early in their pregnancy to reduce the number of infants born with CFS.
Target audience: OB/GYNs and Certified Nurse Midwives

Prevention IS Care
This campaign encourages healthcare providers to screen their patients living with CFS for risky behaviors and talk to them about risk reduction.
Target audience: Healthcare providers


What a meeting between the CFS community and NIH Director Francis Collins and the folks at the CDC and NIH should look like.


Now that there is a test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the government can raise awareness and make it a reportable (legally notifiable) disease.
Given that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is contagious and can be transmitted sexually here's the campaign the government can use as a template for CFS testing.
  
Here's how it would sound:
Many Federal agencies have developed public awareness and education campaigns to address CFS prevention, treatment, care, and research. Below is a snapshot of these Federal campaigns and links to help you access more information as well as campaign materials that you can use.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is contagious. But there are things you can do to protect yourself. Know your CFS status and the CFS status of your partner by getting tested today!

Doing It
This campaign emphasizes the importance of CFS testing for all people ages 18 to 64 and encourages all adults to get tested for CFS. Resources are available in English and Spanish.

Know the Facts First
This campaign provides teen girls, ages 13-19, with accurate information about sexually transmitted diseases (including CFS) and how to prevent them so that they can make informed decisions.
Target audience: Girls, ages 13-19


CFS Treatment Works
This campaign encourages people living with CFS to get in care, start taking CFS medications, remain in care, and stay on treatment as directed.
Target audience: People living with CFS.


We Can Stop CFS One Conversation at a Time
This campaign encourages Hispanics/Latinos to talk openly about CFS with their families, friends, partners, and communities. Resources are available in English and Spanish.



Start Talking. Stop CFS.
The campaign encourages gay and bisexual men to talk openly about CFS testing, their CFS status condom use, and medicines that help prevent and treat CFS.



Let's Stop CFS Together
This campaign raises awareness about CFS and fights stigma by sharing stories of people living with CFS who are mothers, fathers, friends, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, partners, wives, husbands, and co-workers.


Reasons/Razones
This bilingual campaign encourages  testing among Latino gay and bisexual men through materials that feature men sharing their reasons for getting tested for CFS.
Target audience: Latino gay and bisexual men


Testing Makes Us Stronger
This campaign encourages African American gay and bisexual men to empower themselves by getting tested for CFS and knowing their CFS status.
Target audience: African American or black gay and bisexual men


Take Charge. Take the Test.
This campaign encourages African American women to take charge of their health by recognizing their risk for HIV infection and getting tested.
Target audience: African American or black women


Act Against CFS
Act Against CFS is a national effort to combat complacency about CFS in the U.S. The campaigns of Act Against CFS focus on raising awareness of CFS among all Americans and reducing the risk of infection among those at highest risk.
Target audience: The general public


Be the Generation
 This campaign promotes awareness and support for CFS prevention research, including vaccines, microbicides, and pre-exposure prophylaxis.
Target audience: The general public



Get Checked
This campaign encourages every Veteran to get tested for CFS at least once and encourages healthcare providers to offer routine CFS testing to Veterans.
Target audience: Veterans and healthcare providers


Information Is Powerful Medicine
This campaign educates CFS-positive African American men who have sex with men (MSM) about their privacy rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Target audience: African American gay, bisexual, and other MSM who are living with CFS


CFS Screening. Standard Care.
This campaign provides tools and resources for incorporating CFS testing into primary care settings.
Target audience: Primary care providers

One Test. Two Lives.
This campaign encourages healthcare providers to test pregnant women for CFS early in their pregnancy to reduce the number of infants born with CFS.
Target audience: OB/GYNs and Certified Nurse Midwives

Prevention IS Care
This campaign encourages healthcare providers to screen their patients living with CFS for risky behaviors and talk to them about risk reduction.
Target audience: Healthcare providers


The government can now begin a campaign to urge people to get tested for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Now that there is a test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the government can raise awareness and make it a reportable (legally notifiable) disease.
Given that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is contagious and can be transmitted sexually here's the campaign the government can use as a template for CFS testing.
  
Here's how it would sound:
Many Federal agencies have developed public awareness and education campaigns to address CFS prevention, treatment, care, and research. Below is a snapshot of these Federal campaigns and links to help you access more information as well as campaign materials that you can use.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is contagious. But there are things you can do to protect yourself. Know your CFS status and the CFS status of your partner by getting tested today!

Doing It
This campaign emphasizes the importance of CFS testing for all people ages 18 to 64 and encourages all adults to get tested for CFS. Resources are available in English and Spanish.

Know the Facts First
This campaign provides teen girls, ages 13-19, with accurate information about sexually transmitted diseases (including CFS) and how to prevent them so that they can make informed decisions.
Target audience: Girls, ages 13-19


CFS Treatment Works
This campaign encourages people living with CFS to get in care, start taking CFS medications, remain in care, and stay on treatment as directed.
Target audience: People living with CFS.


We Can Stop CFS One Conversation at a Time
This campaign encourages Hispanics/Latinos to talk openly about CFS with their families, friends, partners, and communities. Resources are available in English and Spanish.



Start Talking. Stop CFS.
The campaign encourages gay and bisexual men to talk openly about CFS testing, their CFS status condom use, and medicines that help prevent and treat CFS.



Let's Stop CFS Together
This campaign raises awareness about CFS and fights stigma by sharing stories of people living with CFS who are mothers, fathers, friends, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, partners, wives, husbands, and co-workers.


Reasons/Razones
This bilingual campaign encourages  testing among Latino gay and bisexual men through materials that feature men sharing their reasons for getting tested for CFS.
Target audience: Latino gay and bisexual men


Testing Makes Us Stronger
This campaign encourages African American gay and bisexual men to empower themselves by getting tested for CFS and knowing their CFS status.
Target audience: African American or black gay and bisexual men


Take Charge. Take the Test.
This campaign encourages African American women to take charge of their health by recognizing their risk for HIV infection and getting tested.
Target audience: African American or black women


Act Against CFS
Act Against CFS is a national effort to combat complacency about CFS in the U.S. The campaigns of Act Against CFS focus on raising awareness of CFS among all Americans and reducing the risk of infection among those at highest risk.
Target audience: The general public


Be the Generation
 This campaign promotes awareness and support for CFS prevention research, including vaccines, microbicides, and pre-exposure prophylaxis.
Target audience: The general public



Get Checked
This campaign encourages every Veteran to get tested for CFS at least once and encourages healthcare providers to offer routine CFS testing to Veterans.
Target audience: Veterans and healthcare providers


Information Is Powerful Medicine
This campaign educates CFS-positive African American men who have sex with men (MSM) about their privacy rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Target audience: African American gay, bisexual, and other MSM who are living with CFS


CFS Screening. Standard Care.
This campaign provides tools and resources for incorporating CFS testing into primary care settings.
Target audience: Primary care providers

One Test. Two Lives.
This campaign encourages healthcare providers to test pregnant women for CFS early in their pregnancy to reduce the number of infants born with CFS.
Target audience: OB/GYNs and Certified Nurse Midwives

Prevention IS Care
This campaign encourages healthcare providers to screen their patients living with CFS for risky behaviors and talk to them about risk reduction.
Target audience: Healthcare providers


How to control the spread of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in hospitals.

Now all healthcare workers can be tested for Chronic Fatigue Immunodeficiency Syndrome in order to control the spread of the disease in hospitals and all healthcare settings.

 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/sji.12388/full
Now that there is a test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the government can raise awareness and make it a reportable (legally notifiable) disease.
Given that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is contagious and can be transmitted sexually here's the campaign the government can use as a template for CFS testing.
  
Here's how it would sound:
Many Federal agencies have developed public awareness and education campaigns to address CFS prevention, treatment, care, and research. Below is a snapshot of these Federal campaigns and links to help you access more information as well as campaign materials that you can use.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is contagious. But there are things you can do to protect yourself. Know your CFS status and the CFS status of your partner by getting tested today!

Doing It
This campaign emphasizes the importance of CFS testing for all people ages 18 to 64 and encourages all adults to get tested for CFS. Resources are available in English and Spanish.

Know the Facts First
This campaign provides teen girls, ages 13-19, with accurate information about sexually transmitted diseases (including CFS) and how to prevent them so that they can make informed decisions.
Target audience: Girls, ages 13-19


CFS Treatment Works
This campaign encourages people living with CFS to get in care, start taking CFS medications, remain in care, and stay on treatment as directed.
Target audience: People living with CFS.


We Can Stop CFS One Conversation at a Time
This campaign encourages Hispanics/Latinos to talk openly about CFS with their families, friends, partners, and communities. Resources are available in English and Spanish.



Start Talking. Stop CFS.
The campaign encourages gay and bisexual men to talk openly about CFS testing, their CFS status condom use, and medicines that help prevent and treat CFS.



Let's Stop CFS Together
This campaign raises awareness about CFS and fights stigma by sharing stories of people living with CFS who are mothers, fathers, friends, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, partners, wives, husbands, and co-workers.


Reasons/Razones
This bilingual campaign encourages  testing among Latino gay and bisexual men through materials that feature men sharing their reasons for getting tested for CFS.
Target audience: Latino gay and bisexual men


Testing Makes Us Stronger
This campaign encourages African American gay and bisexual men to empower themselves by getting tested for CFS and knowing their CFS status.
Target audience: African American or black gay and bisexual men


Take Charge. Take the Test.
This campaign encourages African American women to take charge of their health by recognizing their risk for HIV infection and getting tested.
Target audience: African American or black women


Act Against CFS
Act Against CFS is a national effort to combat complacency about CFS in the U.S. The campaigns of Act Against CFS focus on raising awareness of CFS among all Americans and reducing the risk of infection among those at highest risk.
Target audience: The general public


Be the Generation
 This campaign promotes awareness and support for CFS prevention research, including vaccines, microbicides, and pre-exposure prophylaxis.
Target audience: The general public



Get Checked
This campaign encourages every Veteran to get tested for CFS at least once and encourages healthcare providers to offer routine CFS testing to Veterans.
Target audience: Veterans and healthcare providers


Information Is Powerful Medicine
This campaign educates CFS-positive African American men who have sex with men (MSM) about their privacy rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Target audience: African American gay, bisexual, and other MSM who are living with CFS


CFS Screening. Standard Care.
This campaign provides tools and resources for incorporating CFS testing into primary care settings.
Target audience: Primary care providers

One Test. Two Lives.
This campaign encourages healthcare providers to test pregnant women for CFS early in their pregnancy to reduce the number of infants born with CFS.
Target audience: OB/GYNs and Certified Nurse Midwives

Prevention IS Care
This campaign encourages healthcare providers to screen their patients living with CFS for risky behaviors and talk to them about risk reduction.
Target audience: Healthcare providers


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