As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

"As We See It" uses messages from AAFP leadership, editorials and other opinion pieces to update you on Academy advocacy and other key topics, often including "inside story" information to help you better understand the Academy's actions. From time to time, individual AAFP members may be invited to share their views on issues via guest opinions.

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Recent "As We See It" Content

04/25/2017 — HIV screening is recommended for everyone from adolescence to age 65. Jeffrey T. Kirchner, D.O., offers advice on how to talk with patients about a positive test result.

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04/24/2017 — In the aftermath of two terrible local accidents, resident Stewart Decker, M.D., reflects on the importance of resilience and community.

04/20/2017 — Differences in dialects mean that even when physicians and patients speak the same language, barriers to clear communication may still exist.

04/17/2017 — The administration's budget blueprint makes harmful cuts to agencies that impact health. AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., writes that family physicians must speak up.

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04/17/2017 — Lynne Lillie, M.D., writes that family physicians are uniquely positioned to find a path through polarized politics that can lead to a solution to our health care crisis.

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