Antiretroviral Therapy Enrollment Characteristics and Outcomes Among HIV-Infected Adolescents and Young Adults Compared with Older Adults — Seven African Countries, 2004–2013
HIV incidence and HIV-related deaths have seen declines of approximately 30% globally since 2005. Although increased use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has contributed to those declines, estimated annual HIV-related deaths among adolescents have increased by about 50%. To evaluate age-related ART retention challenges, data from retrospective cohort studies conducted in seven African countries during 2004–2012 were analyzed. This report summarizes the results of that analysis.
September 26, 2014 / Vol. 63 / No. RR–6
Updated Preparedness and Response Framework for Influenza Pandemics
CDC has updated its framework to describe influenza pandemic progression using six intervals (two prepandemic and four pandemic intervals) and eight domains. This updated framework can be used for influenza pandemic planning and has been aligned with the pandemic phases restructured in 2013 by the World Health Organization.
November 28, 2014 / Vol. 63 / No. SS–11
Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2011
Each year since 1969, CDC has conducted abortion surveillance to document the number and characteristics of women obtaining legal induced abortions in the United States. This report presents abortion surveillance data for 2011.
September 19, 2014 / Vol. 61 / No. 53
Summary of Notifiable Diseases — United States, 2012
Health-care providers in the United States are required to report certain infectious diseases to a specified state or local authority. A disease is designated as notifiable if timely information about individual cases is considered necessary for prevention and control of the disease. Each year, CDC publishes a summary of the cases of notifiable disease reported for the most recent year for which data is available. This report presents a summary of notifiable diseases for 2012.
October 31, 2014 / Vol. 63 / Supplement / No. 4
CDC National Health Report: Leading Causes of Morbidity and Mortality and Associated Behavioral Risk and Protective Factors—United States, 2005–2013
This MMWR Supplement presents data related to disease patterns across the United States and describes recent national trends in health status. Although the United States has made overall progress in improving public health and increasing life expectancy, progress has been slow, and in some aspects of health, change has not occurred or trends are not favorable.