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National HIV/AIDS Strategy in the Spotlight at 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference

Ronald Valdiserri

The CDC’s 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference got underway last evening in Atlanta. Dr. Jonathan Mermin, MD, Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, welcomed the more than 3,000 participants who have gathered under the conference theme of “Accelerating Progress: Prevent Infections. Strengthen Care. Reduce Disparities.” The opening plenary…

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…

White House World AIDS Day Observance Features Release of National HIV/AIDS Strategy Federal Action Plan

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The White House hosted a World AIDS Day observance on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, welcoming domestic and global leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Gathered under the theme “The time to act is now,” various presenters highlighted key actions underway or about to begin here in the U.S. and around the globe. The event opened…

Report of 2014 Federal Progress on the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

Dr. Valdiserri

Today, we released the fourth annual report detailing progress made in implementing the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) [PDF 2.1MB], the first such report since the Action Plan was updated. The 2014 Federal Implementation Progress Report, [PDF 2.2MB] compiled by the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious…

Increasing Viral Hepatitis Awareness & Capacity among Nurses in AIDS Care

Corinna Dan

Recognizing the importance of building and maintaining a healthcare workforce prepared to prevent, diagnose and treat viral hepatitis, the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) leadership advocates for ongoing viral hepatitis training and capacity building among their members. I recently had the honor of presenting during the annual meeting of these important allies in…

Blog Round Up: World AIDS Day 2015

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With the observance of World AIDS Day this week, senior leaders in the U.S. government  spoke about the importance of addressing the HIV epidemic and called for action and re commitment to our national response to HIV. Below is a digest of recent posts on the AIDS.gov blog. Do you strive year-round to build HIV…

Work Continues to Help Americans #GetCovered: Dec. 15 Deadline Approaches

ACA blog Dec 3 2015

Government agencies and partners nationwide are continuing to get out the word that now is the time to shop for quality, affordable health care coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. An important deadline is quickly approaching: December 15th is the last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start January 1,…