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Chatting on Twitter for NBHAAD

Wayne Duffus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with its partners, will be hosting a Twitter event tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5, at 2pm ET, to commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), which takes place annually on February 7. Twitter events give us an opportunity to connect with people across the country and in…

CDC Releases Data on New Cases of HIV

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Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data on HIV incidence in the United States from 2007 to 2010. There were an estimated 47,500 new HIV infections in 2010, and incidence remains relatively stable at about 50,000. Data from this report also show two noteworthy trends; first, between 2008 and 2010, new…

Syphilis and HIV: A Dangerous Duo Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men

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Trend data released today in CDC’s 2011 STD Surveillance Report show that primary and secondary syphilis rates are increasing among gay and bisexual men, who now account for more than 70% of all infections. During the 1990s, syphilis primarily occurred among heterosexual men and women of racial and ethnic minority groups. However, the tide shifted…

HIV and Viral Hepatitis Summit Fosters National Dialogue Across Sectors

Ronald Valdiserri

Last week in Washington, DC, researchers, clinical and public health providers, advocates, federal leaders and representatives of health departments, professional societies, academia, and the pharmaceutical sector gathered for important discussions at the 2012 National Summit on HIV and Viral Hepatitis Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care . Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius…

HIV Among Youth in the U.S.: Protecting a Generation

Kevin Fenton CDC

In the latest edition of Vital Signs, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today, we reported that one in four new HIV infections in the United States were among young people between the ages of 13 and 24. That is about 12,000 youth, or about 1,000 per month, were infected with HIV…

Diferencias geográficas en la infección por el VIH entre hispanos o latinos en 46 estados y Puerto Rico, 2010

Kevin Fenton CDC

Con motivo del Día Nacional Latino para la Concientización del Sida este 15 de octubre, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades publicaron hoy en el Informe Semanal de Morbilidad y Mortalidad (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report o MMWR) los resultados de un nuevo estudio titulado “Diferencias geográficas en la infección por…

Tracking TB-HIV Coinfection in the United States

Kevin Fenton CDC

A recent tuberculosis (TB) report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that fewer people in the United States have TB disease than in years past. A total of 10,528 TB cases were reported in the United States in 2011, a decrease from 11,171 cases in 2010. Despite this decrease in reported…

Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund Supports $14.2 Million in Awards to 8 States to Improve HIV Testing and Engagement in Care

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Ronald Valdiserri

This week, our partners at CDC announced that eight state health departments have been awarded a total of $14.2 million in first-year funding under a new, innovative, three-year cross-HHS demonstration project aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The eight states – Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia – have a…