Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators, a Vital CDC Program Helping to Achieve the Goals of the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

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Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators (VHPCs) are vital to the implementation of the nation’s Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, and ultimately, achievement of 3 of the national goals of reducing viral hepatitis transmission and disease: Increase the proportion of persons who are aware of their hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection,…

Funding Opportunity Announcement: Enhancing HIV Prevention Communication and Mobilization Efforts Through Strategic Partnerships (PS15-1505)

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Prevention Communication Branch (PCB) is pleased to announce the publication of Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PS15-1505: Enhancing HIV Prevention Communication and Mobilization Efforts Through Strategic Partnerships. This FOA was published on December 30, 2014…

New Recommendations on Treatment and Prevention in Persons with HIV

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Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and five non-governmental CDC partner organizations,* published a new guideline, Recommendations for HIV Prevention with Adults and Adolescents with HIV in the United States, 2014. This document is a comprehensive…

Recap: Webinar on Marketplace Enrollment for HIV Community


In case you missed the November 24 webinar, Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment for People At Risk for and Living with HIV, we wanted to share some highlights as well as links to related resources. During the webinar, Federal leaders discussed how the Affordable Care Act helps people at risk for or living…

What Teens Don’t Know Can Hurt Them (and Their Futures) — Why STD Testing Is Critical

Jonathon Mermin

Nearly 20 million new sexually-transmitted diseases are estimated to occur every year in this country, half among young people between the ages of 15 to 24. As parents, health care providers and policy makers, this isn’t something we can ignore. CDC’s latest national STD report, released today, makes it clear that young people continue to…

World AIDS Day 2014: Closer to an AIDS-Free Generation

Dr. Shannon Hader

On December 1, people throughout the world observe World AIDS Day to raise awareness of the global impact of HIV/AIDS, to honor those affected by it, and—ever so importantly—to re-commit to achieving more in the upcoming year. An estimated 35 million people are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. The theme for World AIDS Day 2014 – “Focus,…

HIV Care Continuum: Controlling the Virus is Key


Today, CDC released a new Vital Signs Report on HIV. The data support the call-to-action to increase the number of people living with HIV who achieve viral suppression. Having very low levels of HIV in the body, achieved by taking antiretroviral medicines allows people living with HIV to have nearly normal lifespans and greatly reduces…

CDC Pre-Application Training Webinar Series for CBOs

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing pre-application trainings for CBOs interested in applying for Funding Opportunity PS15-1502: Comprehensive High-Impact Prevention Projects for Community-Based Organizations and/or other local, state, and federal funding opportunities. CDC is collaborating with funded Capacity Building Assistance providers to host a series of four live meeting webinar trainings….