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Huffington Post Op-Ed Blog by Dr. Jonathan Mermin, NCHHSTP Director:
CDC Recommends New HIV Testing Approach in Labs to Diagnose Infection Earlier
National HIV Testing Day (June 27) offers an opportunity to reflect on the pivotal role that HIV testing plays in our nation’s ever-expanding prevention toolkit. Today, CDC is recommending a new approach for HIV testing in laboratories that capitalizes on the latest technology to improve diagnosis of acute infection, the earliest stage of HIV infection when people are most likely to transmit the virus.
For your stories about the new recommendations, please find below a statement from Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director, CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, as well as other useful background resources on the new approach and on HIV testing.Primary Materials
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- June 10, 2014 - 2014 STD Prevention Conference
More than 1,500 researchers, public health experts, clinicians, and advocates will convene in Atlanta for the 2014 STD Prevention Conference, held June 9-12, 2014. This year’s conference will focus on identifying the most effective and efficient ways to improve prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and treatment efforts in the United States and around the world.
For your stories about the conference, please find below a “studies of interest” document highlighting findings from key research presented at this year’s conference, which includes helpful background information on the topics.
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