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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…

Innovation To Drive Impact: Reaching The Hardest To Reach

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

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

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

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….