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International AIDS Conference 2014
The 20th International AIDS Conference, in Melbourne, Australia, will take place from July 20-July 25. This conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learned, and collectively chart a course forward.
For your coverage of the conference, please find below materials on key CDC conference presentations, including the latest data on HIV- and STD-related sexual risk behaviors among U.S. high school students.Primary Materials
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- June 26, 2014 - CDC Recommends New HIV Testing Approach in Labs to Diagnose Infection Earlier
National HIV Testing Day (June 27) offers an opportunity to reflect on the pivotal role that HIV testing plays in our nation’s ever-expanding prevention toolkit. Today, CDC is recommending a new approach for HIV testing in laboratories that capitalizes on the latest technology to improve diagnosis of acute infection, the earliest stage of HIV infection when people are most likely to transmit the virus.
For your stories about the new recommendations, please find below a statement from Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director, CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, as well as other useful background resources on the new approach and on HIV testing.
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