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Mapping Epidemics

Dr. Kim Elmore

The NCHHSTP Atlas—an online visualization tool for surveillance data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—is the latest innovation of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). Using the Atlas allows you to identify areas of the United States and U.S. territories that are most affected by HIV,…

Hepatitis Testing Saves Lives

Kevin Fenton CDC

CDC’s “Recommendations for the Identification of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Persons Born During 1945–1965” was published August 16, 2012 in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The new recommendations call for all Americans born from 1945 through 1965 or “baby boomers” to get a one-time blood test for the hepatitis C virus (HCV)….

Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Grand Rounds at the CDC

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This week, I traveled to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta to present at CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, an ongoing series of monthly presentations on health-related topics pertinent to the health of Americans. This session consisted of four presentations directly relevant to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). After introductory…

CDC Now Recommends All Baby Boomers Receive One-time Hepatitis C Test

Ronald Valdiserri

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released final expanded hepatitis C screening recommendations calling for all Americans born from 1945 through 1965 to get a one-time test for hepatitis C. Aimed at identifying more hidden infections among those most affected by the disease and reducing the rising toll of hepatitis C-related…

High-Impact HIV Prevention

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I invite you to join a powerful session of CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds this Tuesday August 21 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT). Grand Rounds at CDC are a forum in which experts present a series of lectures and bring ideas from diverse perspectives on a public health issue. In this session entitled “High-Impact HIV Prevention,”…

CDC Releases Demographic Analysis of HIV Treatment Cascade at AIDS 2012

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At the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012 ) last week, CDC released important information that helps us look more closely at the HIV treatment cascade. Their national analysis is the first to examine the proportion of persons engaged in the stages of HIV care by race/ethnicity, gender, age, and risk factor. This information helps…

USG @ AIDS 2012 Video: Dr. Koh with Dr. Kevin Fenton

Dr. Fenton and Dr. Koh

At the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) , Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh sat down with Dr. Kevin Fenton to discuss the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new “high-impact prevention” approach to HIV. Dr. Fenton is Director of the CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB…

AIDS 2012 and the Road Ahead

Jonathan Mermin

Today is the last day of AIDS 2012, the first International AIDS Conference to be held in the United States in more than 20 years. AIDS 2012 helped crystallize the extraordinary opportunities—and serious challenges—that lie ahead as we work to bring about an AIDS-free America. Since the last International AIDS Conference was held in the United…