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Jonathan Mermin

M.D., M.P.H., Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

CDC LAUNCHES NEW CAMPAIGN – We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time

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Podemos Detener el VIH Una Conversación a la Vez or We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time was launched today! This new national communications campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the latest addition to the Act Against AIDS portfolio, encourages Hispanics/Latinos to talk openly about HIV and AIDS with…

New Leaders of CDC’s HIV and TB Divisions Named

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Two new Division Directors will begin their tenure at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) on August 11. Eugene McCray, MD, is the new Director of NCHHSTP’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP). In this capacity, he will lead the Division’s work to promote…

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….