Lower Levels of Antiretroviral Therapy Enrollment Among Men with HIV Compared with Women — 12 Countries, 2002–2013
NOVEMBER 27, 2015
Equitable access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for men and women with HIV is a principle endorsed by most countries and funding bodies. To evaluate gender equity in ART access among adults, 765,087 adult ART patient medical records from 12 countries in five geographic regions were analyzed to estimate the ratio of women to men among new ART enrollees for each calendar year during 2002–2013. This report summarizes that analysis.
Scale-up of HIV Viral Load Monitoring — Seven Sub-Saharan African Countries
NOVEMBER 27, 2015
The World Health Organization (WHO) advocates viral load testing to monitor persons with HIV infection receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) to enable earlier detection of treatment failure. This report highlights the initial successes and challenges of viral load monitoring in seven countries that have chosen to scale up viral load testing as a national monitoring strategy for patients on ART in response to WHO recommendations.
Recommendations and Reports
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015
JUNE 5, 2015
This report presents guidelines for the treatment of persons who have or are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The guidelines update those from 2010. Physicians and other health-care providers can use these guidelines to assist in the prevention and treatment of STDs.
Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2012
NOVEMBER 27, 2015
Since 1969, CDC has conducted abortion surveillance to document the number and characteristics of women obtaining legal induced abortions in the United States. Each year, CDC requests abortion data from the central health agencies of 52 reporting areas (the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and New York City). The reporting areas provide this information voluntarily. For 2012, data were received from 49 reporting areas. A total of 699,202 abortions were reported to CDC for 2012. Of these abortions, 98.4% were from the 47 reporting areas that provided data every year during 2003–2012.
Competency Guidelines for Public Health Laboratory Professionals: CDC and the Association of Public Health Laboratories
MAY 15, 2015
These competency guidelines outline the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for public health laboratory (PHL) professionals to deliver the core services of PHLs efficiently and effectively. These competency guidelines are targeted to scientists working in PHLs, defined as governmental public health, environmental, and agricultural laboratories that provide analytic biological and/or chemical testing and testing-related services that protect human populations against infectious diseases, foodborne and waterborne diseases, environmental hazards, treatable hereditary disorders, and natural and human-made public health emergencies.
Summary of Notifiable Infectious Diseases and Conditions
The official statistics, in tabular and graphic form, for the reported occurrence of nationally notifiable infectious diseases
Summary of Notifiable Noninfectious Conditions and Disease Outbreaks
The official statistics, in tabular and graphic form, for the reported occurrence of nationally notifiable noninfectious conditions and disease outbreaks in the United States.
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