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Celebrating a Decade of Progress Fighting Global HIV/AIDS

Deborah Birx, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

This World AIDS Day, CDC and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) commemorate a decade of success in fighting global HIV/AIDS. Ten years ago, this modern-day plague was devastating the health and wellbeing of millions of individuals in communities across Africa and in other resource-poor countries around the world. Today, we celebrate the extraordinary…

Closer Than Ever To an AIDS-Free Generation

Dr. Tom Frieden

As CDC Director, I’ve had the privilege of meeting with nurses, doctors, outreach workers, and people living with HIV in communities across the U.S. and around the world. As an infectious disease doctor who trained in New York City before treatment for HIV was available, these meetings are always deeply moving. Together we’ve made enormous…

Viral Hepatitis Training Resources for Health Care Providers/Professionals

Jonathan Mermin

Health care providers at all levels of the health care system can help reduce health disparities and prevent viral hepatitis by learning more about the prevention, care, and treatment of this disease. This is one of the goals of the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis [PDF 673KB], to “Build a…

Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators Convene in DC

Drs. Ron Valdiserri, Ellie McCance-Katz, and John Ward dicussing federal viral hepatitis initiatives with Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators from across the country.

Last week I had the opportunity to discuss the federal response to viral hepatitis with some of our key allies in the states: the CDC-funded Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators who had assembled in Washington, DC for the third National Hepatitis Technical Assistance meeting organized and hosted by the National Alliance of State and Territorial…

HIV Impact on Gay and Bisexual Men: The 4th Decade

Jonathan Mermin

Today is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD), an observance that reminds us that HIV continues to take a heavy toll on gay and bisexual men across the United States. Even after more than 30 years of AIDS, this community remains at the center of the U.S. epidemic. Men who have sex with men…

USCA 2013 Federal Plenary on the Affordable Care Act

Grant Colfax USCA Video Still

At the conclusion of their plenary session at the recent 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS, Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) had the opportunity to visit with some of the federal HIV/AIDS leaders who presented during a plenary session that explored how implementation of the Affordable Care…

NCHHSTP Atlas to Feature County-Level Data, CDC Hosts Webinar

Gustavo Aquino

Next week, CDC will launch the new version of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention’s (NCHHSTP) Atlas, which will feature county-level HIV and STD data. This online data visualization tool for CDC surveillance will offer users the opportunity to view more localized epidemiologic data for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases…

Affordable Care Act Broadens Public Health Foundation

Jonathan Mermin

A call that began in 2011 from the U.S. Department of State is still loud and clear today: that we can achieve an AIDS-free generation. High-impact prevention, continuum-of-care efforts, and sound prevention science, including PrEP, are a part of ending new HIV infections in this country. Through the Affordable Care Act, we will have a…