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Syringe Services Programs: Effective for HIV Prevention

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Summary: According to the latest CDC Vital Signs, only 1 in 4 people who inject drugs (PWID) in 22 US cities reported getting all their needles from sterile sources. According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, only 1 in 4 people who inject drugs (PWID) in 22 US cities reported getting all their needles…

CMS, CDC & HRSA Host State Medicaid & Public Health HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group

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On December 6-7, the 19 state teams that form the HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group* (HHIAG) will meet in Washington, DC, to develop new approaches for achieving better outcomes along the HIV care continuum for their Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries who are living with HIV. These teams will be comprised of a cross-section…

Innovation To Drive Impact: Reaching The Hardest To Reach

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As we mark World AIDS Day, we reflect on how far we’ve come and acknowledge the profound challenges that still remain. The scientific progress we’ve made since the first cases of AIDS that appeared more than 35 years ago has been nothing short of remarkable. The results of new Population-based HIV Impact Assessments in Malawi …

With Better Data, a Foundation for Stronger HIV Prevention

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High quality data form the backbone of our nation’s HIV response. National surveillance of HIV cases provides the critical information we need to set prevention priorities, allocate limited prevention resources, and measure our collective progress against the disease. HIV surveillance is one of CDC’s most important responsibilities. That’s why, every year since 1982, CDC has…

2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment: Day Three Recap

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Innovative practices in HIV care, treatment, and prevention took center stage during day three of the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment in Washington, DC. The day kicked off with a panel plenary session that featured Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grant recipients and…

Live on Facebook from Ryan White 2016

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Today at the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment we had the opportunity to hear highlights from HRSA’s Dr. Laura Cheever and CDC’s Dr. Eugene McCray. Dr. Cheever, HRSA’s Associate Administrator for the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA/HAB), spoke via Facebook Live with her colleague Dr. Letitia Robinson, a Senior Advisor in HAB….

CDC Data Should Spur Action to Protect the Health and Wellbeing of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth

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CDC recently released the first nationally representative data on the health risks of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) high school students. These data show that the approximately 1.3 million LGB youth in this country experience physical and sexual violence and bullying at levels 2 to 3 times higher than their heterosexual peers. Data from CDC’s…

CDC’s Drs. Hader and McCray Discuss Developments from AIDS 2016

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This morning, on the second full day of the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa, we had the chance to hear from Dr. Shannon Hader, Director of CDC’s Division of Global AIDS and TB, and Dr. Eugene McCray, Director of CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention during another Facebook Live event. They reflected…