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National HIV Prevention Conference: Day 3 Recap

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Dr. Laura Cheever, Associate Administrator of the HIV/AIDS Bureau at the Health Resources and Services Administration, introduced the Day 3 plenary, which focused on issues related to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, gave his assessment of the current state of PrEP and…

New findings from CDC survey suggest too few schools teach prevention of HIV, STDs, pregnancy

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In most of the United States, fewer than half of high schools and only a fifth of middle schools teach all of the 16 topics recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as essential components of sexual health education. The findings, released today at the National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta, are…

National HIV Prevention Conference Day 2 Recap

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Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, opened Day 2 of the National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) to a packed crowd. He shared a comprehensive look at High Impact Prevention (HIP) strategies, successes so far, and the potential that HIP 2.0 holds for further lessening the…

2015 National HIV Prevention Conference – Highlights from Day 2

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During the second plenary session at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta on December 7, 2015, the future of HIV prevention in the U.S. was examined and two new initiatives designed to reduce new HIV infections were introduced. Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB…

New CDC Efforts Offer Individuals Vital Information to Reduce Personal HIV Risk

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today unveiled two awareness and education efforts designed to reduce new HIV infections by helping people take charge of their health – a new national HIV testing campaign and the beta version of an online tool to help individuals assess and reduce their risk of acquiring or…

National HIV Prevention Conference: Day 1 Recap

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What Did You Miss? Thousands of attendees from around the country are in Atlanta, Georgia this week to attend the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference. For those who are not able to attend, check out daily conference highlights: Sunday, December 6th The opening plenary of CDC’s National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) drew over 3,000 scientists,…

HIV diagnoses decline almost 20 percent, but progress is uneven

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ATLANTA – Annual HIV diagnoses in the United States fell by 19 percent from 2005 to 2014, driven by dramatic and continuing declines over the decade among several populations including heterosexuals, people who inject drugs, and African Americans – with the steepest declines among black women. However, the same level of success was not seen…

Southern States Lag Behind Rest of Nation in HIV Treatment, Testing

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Death rates among people living with HIV in some Southern states are three times higher than those living in other parts of the country, according to a new state-by-state analysis on progress in HIV prevention and care released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest data, which come from 2012, show…