May 4, 2012
It is with pleasure that I share the inaugural Annual Report from the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), Accelerating Progress, Investing for Impact. This report provides an overview of some of the HIV prevention activities conducted and supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during late 2010 to the end of 2011.
For DHAP and the broader HIV prevention community, significant milestones were reached in not only how we think about the epidemic, but also in progress made towards reaching the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and ultimately ending the spread of HIV. The achievements chronicled in the Annual Report are made possible by the extraordinary commitment of our partners on the front lines of the HIV epidemic – CDC staff and scientists, health departments, community-based organizations, people living with HIV, researchers, health care providers, and many more. Thank you for your contribution, including those that provided photos, interviews and feedback as we developed this report. I am grateful to, and inspired by, you and the amazing people and organizations we all work with daily.
Together, we have much to be proud of over this past year. I hope that you enjoy this publication and share your feedback with us. As we reflect on the accomplishments of the past year, may it bring us continued motivation to accelerate progress and invest for long-term impact. This is a time of real advancement and new hope in the fight against HIV infection in the United States. I look forward to our continued collaboration as we move forward together.
Jonathan H. Mermin, MD, MPH
Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention,
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention