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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

Dr. McCray, Director of CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention & Angel Luis Ortiz-Ricard, JD

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…

7 Decades of Firsts – With 7 CDC Directors

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) turns 70 this year. On July 12 at 11:00 am (EDT) CDC’s Grand Rounds “Seven Decades of Firsts – With Seven CDC Directors” webcast will look at the events of those 70 years that have helped CDC become the world’s leading public health agency. Former CDC Directors Dr. William H. Foege, Dr. James O. Mason,…

For National HIV Testing Day, CDC Launches Serostatus Matters, a New Continuing Medical Education Opportunity to Encourage Primary Care Providers to Test their Patients for HIV

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Over 1 million people in the United States are living with HIV and 1 in 8 – approximately 156,300 people – do not know they have it. HIV testing is the only way people can tell if they have HIV. Therefore, as part of an ongoing efforts to ensure everyone is tested for HIV at…

National HIV Testing Day Efforts Increase HIV Testing but Testing Opportunities Still Missed During Most Health Care Visits

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Today is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), a day to raise awareness of the importance of HIV testing and to create events that make it easy to obtain an HIV test. Currently, an estimated 87 percent of people living with HIV in the United States know of their infection. But there is still much work…

CMS, CDC, & HRSA Launch HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group for State Medicaid Programs

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This week the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the launch of a new joint initiative: the HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group [PDF 91 KB]. The HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group will bring together state public health…