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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 

A New Tool for Treating STIs and Preventing HIV

Jonathon Mermin

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…

HIV Impact on Gay and Bisexual Men: The 4th Decade

Jonathan Mermin

Today is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD), an observance that reminds us that HIV continues to take a heavy toll on gay and bisexual men across the United States. Even after more than 30 years of AIDS, this community remains at the center of the U.S. epidemic. Men who have sex with men…

Affordable Care Act Broadens Public Health Foundation

Jonathan Mermin

A call that began in 2011 from the U.S. Department of State is still loud and clear today: that we can achieve an AIDS-free generation. High-impact prevention, continuum-of-care efforts, and sound prevention science, including PrEP, are a part of ending new HIV infections in this country. Through the Affordable Care Act, we will have a…

Advances in HIV Testing

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Today is the 19th annual National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). HIV testing is the first critical step to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States, and testing and linkage to care continue to be the mainstay of our prevention efforts at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV testing is the only way…

CDC Recommends PrEP for Injection Drug Users

Jonathan Mermin

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today published in the weekly Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report interim guidance for the use of Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV infection among Injecting Drug Users (IDUs). Results from a randomized controlled trial in Bangkok, Thailand, of a daily oral dose of 300 mg…

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