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Testing Makes Us Stronger CDC Campaign

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s national awareness campaign, Testing Makes Us Stronger (TMUS), calls on black gay and bisexual men across the United States to “stay strong and informed” through regular HIV testing.  Launching on World AIDS Day, December 1, the campaign was designed with input from black gay and bisexual men…

Linking HIV Treatment and Prevention

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The programmatic challenges we face today are profoundly different than the ones that plagued us 30 years ago—but the desire for helping ourselves, friends, lovers, family and patients live longer, healthier lives is the same. I remember working in HIV in 1986, at a time when The Boston Globe published letters asking whether people with…

CDC ECHPP Plans Released

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Earlier this year, AIDS.gov reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had launched a website for its Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) initiative, which provided $11.6 million in FY2011 for enhanced planning and coordination activities in the 12 Metropolitan and Statistical Areas (MSA) accounting for an estimated 44% of U.S. AIDS…

Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Update

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Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in the National Viral Hepatitis Technical Assistance Meeting where there was significant focus on realizing the potential of the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan.  Organized by the National Alliance for State and Territorial AIDS Directors and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable , the meeting brought together Adult Viral Hepatitis…

New CDC Resources on HIV Among Women and Transgender People

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently posted new resources on two important HIV prevention topics: Updated Fact Sheet: HIV among Women – According to 2009 HIV surveillance data, women represented 24% of all diagnoses of HIV infection among U.S. adults and adolescents in 40 states with long-established, confidential name-based reporting. In 2008,…

CDC Launches Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) Web Page

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched a new web page providing details about the Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) Project, which is a cornerstone of the larger HHS-wide 12 Cities Project. The new page provides information on the three-year demonstration project funded by CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) for the…

Reaching a New Generation of Americans: Re-energizing our Focus after 30 Years of AIDS

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Co-authored by Jonathan A. Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC

Thirty years ago, on June 5, 1981, CDC published the first report of cases of what is now known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The article in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

The State and Future of HIV/AIDS Webinar

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On June 5, many in the HIV/AIDS community and beyond will stop to recognize the 30 years of AIDS, remember the first report of the cases of AIDS and look at where we have come in our response to the HIV epidemic. In commemoration, on June 15 at 3pm ET, AIDS.gov will host a webinar/conference…