United States Public Health Service

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Noun1.United States Public Health Service - an agency that serves as the office of Surgeon GeneralUnited States Public Health Service - an agency that serves as the office of Surgeon General; includes agencies whose mission is to improve the public health
Department of Health and Human Services, Health and Human Services, HHS - the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with health and welfare; created in 1979
bureau, federal agency, government agency, agency, office, authority - an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
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This award recognizes US Public Health Service engineer officers that have demonstrated exemplary work.
10 years of cooperative health programs in Latin America: an evaluation conducted by the US Public Health Service for the Institute of Inter-American Affairs.
For those deciding to take PEP, the US Public Health Service (USPHS) recommends a four-week course of two drugs (zidovudine and lamivudine) for most HIV exposures, or zidovudine and lamivudine plus a protease inhibitor (indinavir or nelfinavir) for exposures that may pose a greater risk for transmitting HIV (such as those involving a larger volume of blood or those involving a source patient with advanced HIV disease).