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Jonathan Mermin

MD, MPH, Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Hepatitis C Virus: 25 Years of Progress

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH

Editor’s note: We encourage our readers to watch the informative sessions described in Dr. Mermin’s post below. Twenty-five years ago, on April 21, hepatitis C virus (HCV) was recognized as a distinct virus by the journal Science. Since that time, many advances have been made in the testing and treatment of HCV. Several medications are…

Prevention through Health Care Website: A Guide to the Changing Health System

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched the Prevention of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB through Health Care website. This online resource is intended to help state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies, community- and faith-based organizations, and other partners leverage changes in the health system to strengthen the delivery of…

CDC Launches New Campaign – Start Talking. Stop HIV. – For Gay and Bisexual Men

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Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launches the latest communication campaign under its Act Against AIDS initiative – Start Talking. Stop HIV. This new national HIV prevention campaign is the result of input from more than 500 gay and bisexual men from various racial and ethnic groups, ages, and geographic areas across…

Just-Released Guidelines: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Use for HIV Prevention

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Today, the U.S. Public Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines for the use of daily oral antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV infection, entitled: Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States – 2014 [PDF 867KB]. These guidelines provide health care providers with recommendations on…

A New Tool for Treating STIs and Preventing HIV

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH

Annual surveillance data published last month in the 2012 STD Surveillance Report show that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) threaten the health and well-being of millions of people in the United States. However, each of the 20 million new cases [PDF 1.5MB] of STIs that occur annually in the United States is potentially preventable. One of the many…

Public Health Reports Supplement: Program Collaboration and Service Integration

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I am pleased to announce the publication of a Public Health Reports (PHR) supplement, Program Collaboration and Service Integration . This special issue presents a selection of approaches, studies, and lessons learned from efforts to build greater program collaboration and service integration (PCSI) in STD, viral hepatitis, TB, and HIV prevention and control in the United States….

National HIV Prevention Progress Report Released

Jonathan Mermin

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published online the National HIV Prevention Progress Report and Progress At-a-Glance, a one-page companion. This new report describes progress toward achieving CDC’s key HIV prevention goals and the challenges that continue to threaten our success. Using data from CDC HIV surveillance systems, the report shows results…

Viral Hepatitis Training Resources for Health Care Providers/Professionals

Jonathan Mermin

Health care providers at all levels of the health care system can help reduce health disparities and prevent viral hepatitis by learning more about the prevention, care, and treatment of this disease. This is one of the goals of the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis [PDF 673KB], to “Build a…

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