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A Prescription for Ending the HIV Epidemic

Antiretroviral treatment can enable HIV-infected Americans to avoid the debilitating illnesses and premature death once nearly inescapable for people with the infection. Research has shown that, when taken consistently, these medications also greatly reduce transmission of the virus to others. In other words, if everyone in the United States who is infected with HIV took antiretroviral therapy…

CDC Posts 2014 State HIV Prevention Progress Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the first annual 2014 State HIV Prevention Progress Report [PDF 12.8MB]. This report shows that the nation’s HIV prevention goals are achievable, but closing gaps between states will be critical. “This report is a tool that can be used in conjunction with other sources of information…

CDC’s New “HIV Treatment Works” Supports National Efforts to Improve Outcomes Along the HIV Care Continuum

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of participating in the launch of HIV Treatment Works, CDC’s first national communication campaign focused exclusively on encouraging treatment and care for people living with HIV. The campaign features people living with HIV talking about how sticking with care and treatment helps them stay healthy and protect others….

HRSA awards $9.9 million in Affordable Care Act funds to enhance HIV services in community health centers

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator, Mary K. Wakefield, PhD, RN, announced $9.9 million in funding through the Affordable Care Act and the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, to 22 health centers in Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland and New York. The awards will support the integration of high‐quality HIV services into primary care through…

CDC Launches New Campaign – HIV Treatment Works – For People Living with HIV

HIV Treatment Works is a national campaign that was launched today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to encourage people living with HIV to get in care, start taking HIV medications, remain in care, and stay on treatment as directed. People from across the United States who are living with HIV joined…

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps to Help Treat Ebola Patients in Liberia

Editor’s Note: Tuesday afternoon at the CDC in Atlanta, President Obama announced a major increase in U.S. efforts to help the international community fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He was joined by HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell and CDC Director Tom Frieden. As part of the President’s strategy, HHS announced on Tuesday that…

Register Today for PrEP Webinar

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Office of Health Equity, in collaboration with CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN), will host a webinar titled, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) — what it means for the Hispanic or Latino community,Thursday, August 28, 2014 — 2:00-3:00 PM (ET). Guest speakers will provide key information about the current HIV…

CDC LAUNCHES NEW CAMPAIGN – We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time

Podemos Detener el VIH Una Conversación a la Vez or We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time was launched today! This new national communications campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the latest addition to the Act Against AIDS portfolio, encourages Hispanics/Latinos to talk openly about HIV and AIDS with…