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Public Health Grand Rounds Focuses on PrEP for HIV Prevention

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The Public Health Grand Rounds, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will explore the science base for using oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a tool to prevent the transmission of HIV, on Tuesday, May 20, at 1:00pm ET. The Grand Rounds is available by live webcast and on Twitter using the…

Just-Released Guidelines: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Use for HIV Prevention

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Today, the U.S. Public Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines for the use of daily oral antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV infection, entitled: Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States – 2014 [PDF 867KB]. These guidelines provide health care providers with recommendations on…

New CDC Web Page Highlights ACA-Covered Preventive Services for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB

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Under the Affordable Care Act, most health plans must cover a set of preventive services like shots and screening tests at no cost to you. All Marketplace plans and many other plans must cover the preventive services without charging you a copayment or coinsurance. This is true even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible….

A Re-examination of HIV-Specific Criminal Laws

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A recently published review of HIV-specific state criminal laws by colleagues from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) examines the prevalence and characteristics of laws that criminalize potential HIV exposure in the 50 states and the District of Columbia and discusses the implications of these laws…

Opportunity for Public Comment: Proposed Additions to the List of Conditions Captured by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Chronic Conditions Warehouse Include HIV/AIDS

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On April 17, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a request for public comment on a list of conditions and their related identification algorithms, which CMS proposes to add to its Chronic Conditions Warehouse (CCW). The public comment period will close on April 25, 2014. The CCW is a database designed…

Sexual Health Resources Available for STD Awareness Month

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April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on the lives of Americans and the importance of preventing, testing for, and treating STDs. There is a strong connection between STDs and HIV, as the behaviors and circumstances that put people at risk for…

STD Prevention is a part of HIV Prevention: STD Awareness Month

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April marks the annual observance of STD Awareness Month. And for this month, I’d like to focus on the link between STD prevention and HIV prevention. CDC has been invested in exploring the intersection of HIV and other STDs. Every year, 20 million new STDs occur including 50,000 new HIV infections. We know that people…

CDC & HRSA Advance Efforts to Support Integrated State HIV Plans

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In a recent joint letter [PDF 28KB] to grantees, leadership of HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) and CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) re-affirmed their support for integrated HIV prevention and care planning groups and activities. They also announced a common 2016 deadline for key plans that will enable the submission of integrated state HIV plans. This…