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Conversations from CROI 2015: CDC’s Dr. John Ward on Hepatitis C

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i Hepatitis C was in the spotlight last week at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections  (CROI) in Seattle. So Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, spoke with Dr. John Ward, Director of CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis about some of the key science findings being discussed as well as…

Conversations from CROI 2015: Dr. Laura Cheever

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Colleagues from HRSA and CDC collaborated on a poster presented at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  last week that demonstrated the effectiveness of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. We had the opportunity to discuss these research findings with Dr. Laura Cheever, HRSA’s Associate Administrator for the HIV/AIDS Bureau, which manages the Ryan White…

New study underscores the power of HIV testing and treatment

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It’s been four years since a clinical trial showed that early treatment of HIV infection can dramatically reduce the chances of HIV transmission. In that time, our nation’s prevention efforts have been transformed to help get many more people with HIV diagnosed and into care, both for their own health and to reduce HIV infections…

Conversations from CROI 2015: CDC’s Dr. Jonathan Mermin

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While at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  this week, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, sat down with Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, to talk about some of the significant scientific findings being discussed here at the meeting….

CDC News: First-of-its-kind model estimates HIV transmission at each stage of care

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Today, JAMA Internal Medicine published a new CDC study showing that 9 in 10 new HIV infections in the United States could be averted by diagnosing people living with HIV and ensuring they receive prompt, ongoing care and treatment.  The statistical model used in the study clearly demonstrates the importance of testing and treatment for…

CDC’s 2013 HIV Surveillance Report Now Available Online

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) annual HIV Surveillance Report titled Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2013, is now available online [PDF 2.9MB]. The report summarizes information about diagnosed HIV infection from 2009 to 2013 representative of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and six U.S. dependent areas….

Progress on HIV among African Americans, Still a Long Way to Go

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February 7 marks the 15th year of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day observance. This day is a call to action for communities across the country to come together to reduce the burden of HIV and AIDS in Black America. We begin 2015 with hopeful signs that we, as a nation, are beginning to make…

President’s FY’16 Budget: HIV/AIDS

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Editor’s Note: President Obama released his fiscal year 2016 budget proposal today. The White House issued this fact sheet to highlight the budget’s investment in domestic HIV/AIDS activities across federal departments and agencies. Middle Class Economics: Enhancing the Lives of Americans Living with HIV/AIDS, and Fighting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic The President’s 2016 Budget is designed to…