HIV Policy & Programs

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


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….

Scientific Advances in HIV and HCV To Be Examined Next Week at CROI 2015

The 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)   takes place next week in Seattle, Washington, and will be there. This annual scientific meeting of the world’s leading researchers working to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C (HCV), Ebola, and related infectious diseases provides a vital forum for translating laboratory and clinical research into…

Millions of Americans Tell the Story

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You may know my affection for numbers. They help us focus on impact. They help us learn and improve. And often they tell a story. The story of this Open Enrollment was written by millions of Americans who came to the Marketplace, evaluated their choices, signed-up for or re-enrolled in quality, affordable health coverage. As…

AIDSVu in 2015: Visualizing HIV with digital technologies to improve public health outcomes.

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Editor’s note – Over the past few years, has asked AIDSVu to share its experiences with using digital tools to visualize the HIV epidemic.  Here is AIDSVu’s latest update: Over the past five years, AIDSVu has become a leading resource for visualizing the HIV epidemic at the national, state and local levels by synthesizing…

PCORI Announces $50 million in Hepatitis C Research Funding

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) research recently received a significant boost with a commitment of up to $50 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute  (PCORI) for comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) studies on the best ways to diagnose and treat HCV infection.  PCORI posted application materials  earlier this month and announced a May…

Last chance for 2015 coverage

There’s still time to enroll in a plan for 2015 that meets your needs and budget, but time is running out to apply. February 15 is your last chance to enroll for coverage in 2015. New to the Marketplace? Here are 3 ways to get started: Preview 2015 plans and prices before you apply. Apply…

Call for Abstracts: 2015 National Summit on HCV and HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care


The 2015 National Summit on HCV and HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care is seeking abstract submissions. Scheduled for June 4-6, 2015 in Arlington, Virgini a, the mission of the Summit is to support improvement in HCV and HIV testing, prevention, and linkage to care in the United States. Participants from the nation’s public…