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July 7-12, 2002
Contact: NCHSTP Office of
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(404) 639-8895
On-site: CDC Media Center
011 34 93 289 2905

Press Release

CDC Press Program for XIV International AIDS Conference

New HIV/AIDS Statistics to be Released at AMA Press Briefing

Two CDC News Conferences to Highlight:
Factors Underlying High Infection Rates
Among Gay and Bisexual Men
Major Reduction in U.S. Perinatal HIV Infections
New Low-Cost Technologies To Help
Disease Management in Africa
Emerging Epidemics in China and Russia

BARCELONA, Spain - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host two news briefings Monday, July 8 at the XIV International AIDS Conference in Barcelona, where more than 15,000 AIDS researchers, public health officials, and community leaders will gather July 7 to 12 to discuss the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.

CDC will also release new U.S. HIV/AIDS statistics at a press briefing of the American Medical Association, scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 7. The presentation will be given by Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Director of CDC's HIV, STD and TB programs, at 9:30 a.m., and will highlight new HIV data for 25 U.S. states that provide important insight into trends in HIV infection. He will also provide an update on AIDS cases in the United States.

Emphasizing the need for renewed HIV prevention efforts in the United States, the CDC press program will examine factors that appear to be contributing to continuing high HIV infection rates among gay and bisexual men. In addition, CDC will release new estimates on the level of mother-to-child infections in the United States, new research on promising technologies that could improve HIV disease management in Africa, and new study findings on the emerging HIV epidemics in China and Russia.

Please note new date and time for CDC domestic press briefing below.

PRESS PROGRAM

Embargoes: All research is embargoed until the time of scientific presentation at the conference, not the time of CDC press briefings.
Location: Press conference rooms are located in the Media Center at the Fira de Barcelona Conference Center

Times listed are in Barcelona local time (GMT plus two hours; EDT plus six hours).

Press Conferences

Sunday, July 7
9:00 a.m.
Press Conference
Room 1
American Medical Association
New HIV/AIDS Data from CDC
9:30 a.m. - Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Director, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHSTP), CDC
Sunday, July 7
4:00 p.m.
Press Conference
Room 1
Domestic Epidemic: Progress and Challenges
Moderator: Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Director, NCHSTP
(Note: New Date & Time)
Monday, July 8
1:00 p.m.
Press Conference
Room 2
Practical Solutions for the Global Pandemic
Moderator: Eugene McCray, M.D.
Director, Global AIDS Program, NCHSTP

Media Facilities

On-site Resources: A CDC booth will be located in the conference media center. CDC communications staff will be available on-site to help arrange interviews and provide U.S. HIV and AIDS statistics and information.

CDC Media Center Phone: 011 34 93 289 2905
CDC Media Cell Phone: 011 34 639 355 811
On-Site E-mail: CDCBarcelona02@hotmail.com

Off-Site Contact in New York: (212) 584-5034

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