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Kevin Fenton, M.D., Ph.D., FFPH

Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC, @CDC_DrFenton 

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day– February 7

Dr. Kevin Fenton

(This message is also available on video.) On this National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we have greater opportunity than ever before to reverse the HIV epidemic in Black America and the nation as a whole. Today, we have a National HIV/AIDS Strategy that directs the nation to focus its prevention efforts on communities at greatest…

Interactive Access to CDC’s HIV and STD Data

NCHHSTP Atlas

(from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new interactive web tool—the NCHHSTP Atlas—that allows users to create maps, charts, and tables using HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted disease (STD) data collected by CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP)….

Stay Strong and Informed About HIV

Testing Makes Us Stronger CDC Campaign

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s national awareness campaign, Testing Makes Us Stronger (TMUS), calls on black gay and bisexual men across the United States to “stay strong and informed” through regular HIV testing.  Launching on World AIDS Day, December 1, the campaign was designed with input from black gay and bisexual men…

Addressing the HIV Epidemic among Gay and Bisexual Men

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In 1981, our nation and its public health system were grappling with a new disease that was taking the lives of gay men across the United States. Thirty years later, HIV/AIDS continues to be a crisis among gay and bisexual men. The latest data show men who have sex with men (MSM) remain most affected…

Changing the Landscape of HIV Prevention: What a Difference a Year Makes

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Kevin Fenton

On July 13, 2010, President Obama released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS).  The Strategy outlines bold new steps for responding to the domestic HIV epidemic at a critical time in the U.S. HIV incidence has been stable, but health inequalities are worsening, and many Americans no longer feel that HIV is a serious health threat….

National HIV Testing Day 2011

Kevin Fenton

Today is National HIV Testing Day—a day to promote HIV-testing and early diagnosis of HIV across the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the United States.  Approximately one in five of those are unaware of their infections. Early testing and…

Reaching a New Generation of Americans: Re-energizing our Focus after 30 Years of AIDS

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Co-authored by Jonathan A. Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC

Thirty years ago, on June 5, 1981, CDC published the first report of cases of what is now known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The article in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Kevin Fenton: Health Protection Perspectives

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to reflect on the lives touched by and lost to HIV/AIDS. In the United States, HIV continues to take its toll on African Americans, who have the highest rates of HIV infection of all races. Blacks make up just 14 percent of the U.S. population, yet…

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