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For Immediate Release: September 11, 2008
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
Analysis of New HIV Incidence Data Offers In-Depth Look at Populations Most At-Risk in the United States
Dr. Kevin Fenton, M.D., Ph.D., director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., acting director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, NCHHSTP
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will release the results of a new HIV incidence analysis that show –by race, gender and route of transmission–which population groups are most impacted by new infections. The data, which offers the most in-depth look at populations most affected, were derived from CDC’s HIV incidence surveillance system and will be published September 12th in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
CDC will provide details on the impact of the epidemic among African-Americans by age breakdown and genders, and gay and bisexual men of all races and age groups.
Thursday, September 11, 12:00 p.m., ET
The briefing will begin promptly; media should dial in a few minutes before the start of the conference.
Media may participate in the briefing by telephone. Reporters must register in advance by calling (866) 584-5030. A toll-free dial-in number will be provided at the time of registration.
CDC Fact Sheet:
MMWRAnalysis Provides New Details on HIV Incidence in U.S. Populations
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