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Conversations from CROI 2013: CDC’s Dr. Jonathan Mermin

During the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections Exit Disclaimer (CROI) in Atlanta earlier this month, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. We discussed some of the important research findings being shared at the conference and their implications for our efforts to respond effectively to HIV/AIDS in the United States. Watch our conversation below about two important studies presented. We discuss the importance of medication adherence for people using antiretrovirals for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as well as new CDC data indicating that far too few adults in care for HIV disease are receiving the recommended screening and prevention services related to other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which can threaten their health and facilitate further HIV transmission.

To learn more about the findings from the VOICE study of pre-exposure prophylaxis shared at CROI, read the abstract Exit Disclaimer,watch the presentation Exit Disclaimer (beginning at 00:30:32) and review our related blog post.

To learn more about the CDC analysis related to receipt of STI screening services as part of HIV care, read the abstract Exit Disclaimer or view the poster Exit Disclaimer.