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Highlights from First Day of CROI 2017

This week, we’re at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections   (CROI) in Seattle sharing news and information about some of the important new HIV research findings and data being released. After the first full day of sessions, we held two Facebook Live sessions with senior federal HIV leaders to hear about what they saw…

New HIV Infections Drop 18 Percent in Six Years

Decline signals HIV prevention and treatment efforts in the U.S. are paying off, but not all communities are seeing the same progress. The number of annual HIV infections in the United States fell 18 percent between 2008 and 2014 — from an estimated 45,700 to 37,600 — according to new estimates from the Centers for…

New Options Available To Visualize CDC Data

CDC’s surveillance systems track HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. Getting this information to those who need it most in an accessible, usable, and meaningful format is a primary goal for CDC. The launch of Atlas in 2012 made this a reality with an online resource that gave users tools to create customized tables,…

HIV Diagnoses Have Decreased In The African American Community; Prevention And Care Necessary To Continue The Decline

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), held every year on February 7, has for 17 years been a time to encourage HIV prevention, testing, and access to care and treatment in the African American community. This year, it is a testament to public health and a strong community that the numbers of HIV and AIDS…

South African Study Provides Compelling New Evidence on Role of Person-to Person Transmission in Drug-Resistant TB Epidemics

CDC/Emory/NIH study published in The New England Journal of Medicine adds to growing body of evidence that extensively drug-resistant TB is fueled more by direct transmission than previously thought in high-burden settings.  A study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine  provides compelling evidence that extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) is spreading from…

Join CDC’s Vital Signs Town Hall Teleconference!

Join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the next Vital Signs Town Hall Teleconference! CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support hosts a monthly teleconference about the topic of the latest CDC Vital Signs report. This provides a forum for our nation’s health officials to broaden the conversation, build momentum,…

Syringe Services Programs: Effective for HIV Prevention

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

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…