CDC Vital Signs offers recent data and calls to action for important public health issues.
November 2014 Vital Signs Issue: HIV Care Saves Lives
Viral suppression is key for people living with HIV. Viral suppression means having very low levels of HIV in the body, even though the virus is still there. Achieving viral suppression by taking HIV medicines allows people living with HIV to have nearly normal lifespans and greatly reduces their chances of transmitting the virus.
Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries
Costly but Preventable
Reducing Sodium in Children's Diets
The pressure is on to keep blood pressure down
Opioid Painkiller Prescribing
Where You Live Makes a Difference
Preventing Norovirus Outbreaks
Where You Live Makes a Difference.
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