Quarter 1 2019
Special CDC APR Edition – New Analysis Highlights CDC’s Pivotal Role in the Global Fight against HIV

The Drumbeat, Division of Global HIV and TB
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New Analysis Highlights CDC’s Critical Role in the Global Fight against HIV
When the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) began 15 years ago, 50,000 people in Africa were on HIV treatment. Today, PEPFAR has helped 14.6 million people access lifesaving treatment and saved more than 17 million lives. As a key implementer of PEPFAR, CDC plays a unique role – bringing a combination of scientific expertise and on-the-ground experience to bear in the fight against HIV. A recent analysis shows CDC’s global efforts to treat and prevent HIV contributed to 50 percent or more of key PEPFAR outcomes in 2018. Here’s a look at the latest numbers. Read the full story here >>

Hank Tomlinson, Ph.D.

Director’s Message: Fighting HIV. Ending TB.

By translating science into action, CDC helps build sustainable HIV and TB programs, world-wide, and increases their impact and effectiveness. Our experts use data to understand what is driving the spread of these diseases and how to stop them. In this edition of Experts in Action, Division of Global HIV & TB Director Dr. Hank Tomlinson speaks about CDC’s work to control HIV and end TB.

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Photo Essay: Stories from the Frontlines

In September 2018, CDC and world-renowned photographer, Thom Pierce, traveled to the epicenter of the global HIV epidemic in South Africa to capture the faces and stories of individuals at the forefront of CDC’s global response against HIV and TB. Highlighting their innovations and tireless efforts, these images offer a snapshot into the work CDC and PEPFAR are leading around the world.

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Scaling up TB Prevention for People Living with HIV

TB and HIV are a deadly combination. In fact, TB is the #1 cause of death for people living with HIV. Following the 2018 United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on TB, CDC Foundation, CDC and partners sponsored an event that brought together global leaders to discuss progress and challenges to implementing lifesaving TB preventive treatment for people with HIV. See More >>

News You Can Use: Global HIV & TB Resources for You!

CDC offers a range of compelling and easily-downloadable resources that you can use on your platforms to highlight the urgency and impact of fighting HIV and TB around the world. This quarter, we are excited to share with you a suite of social media cards highlighting CDC and PEPFAR’s efforts on the frontlines — working to control and ultimately end these epidemics worldwide.