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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 

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…

CDC Releases Data on New Cases of HIV

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Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data on HIV incidence in the United States from 2007 to 2010. There were an estimated 47,500 new HIV infections in 2010, and incidence remains relatively stable at about 50,000. Data from this report also show two noteworthy trends; first, between 2008 and 2010, new…

Webinar: Innovations in HIV Prevention for Gay and Bisexual Men

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Since the first cases of AIDS were reported in five gay men in 1981, public health professionals around the world have been working to prevent the spread of HIV, especially among men who have sex with men (MSM).  The epidemic still takes a great toll on this population, who make up about 2% of the…

High-Impact HIV Prevention

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I invite you to join a powerful session of CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds this Tuesday August 21 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT). Grand Rounds at CDC are a forum in which experts present a series of lectures and bring ideas from diverse perspectives on a public health issue. In this session entitled “High-Impact HIV Prevention,”…

AIDS 2012 and the Road Ahead

Jonathan Mermin

Today is the last day of AIDS 2012, the first International AIDS Conference to be held in the United States in more than 20 years. AIDS 2012 helped crystallize the extraordinary opportunities—and serious challenges—that lie ahead as we work to bring about an AIDS-free America. Since the last International AIDS Conference was held in the United…

Linking HIV Treatment and Prevention

Jonathan Mermin

The programmatic challenges we face today are profoundly different than the ones that plagued us 30 years ago—but the desire for helping ourselves, friends, lovers, family and patients live longer, healthier lives is the same. I remember working in HIV in 1986, at a time when The Boston Globe published letters asking whether people with…

National HIV Testing Day 2010

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH

June 27 is the 17th National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), which is organized annually by the National Association of People with AIDS * (NAPWA), with support from CDC and AIDS.gov. Testing is critical as one in five people with HIV in the United States (or 200,000 people) don’t know they have HIV. The NHTD theme,…