Low Prevalence of Hepatitis B Vaccination Among People Receiving HIV Care
Over one-third of US HIV patients had missed opportunities to initiate hepatitis B vaccination. Meeting goals for hepatitis B elimination will require increased vaccination of HIV patients in all practice settings, particularly at non-Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program-funded facilities.
PrEP - an HIV prevention option
Protect yourself, learn about PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), how it works, how to get it, and if it’s the right choice for you.
Public Health and HIV Prevention Efforts
Dr. Jonathan Mermin, former Director of CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention talks about the response of public health officials to the HIV epidemic.
Local Engagement in the fight against HIV
Rashad Burgess, former Chief of CDC's HIV Capacity Building Branch, reflects on the role of communities in advancing HIV prevention efforts.
CDC's Program for LGBT Youth
Dr. Howell Wechsler, former Director of CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health, discusses CDC's programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
Youth Behaviors and HIV Risk
Dr. Laura Kann, Chief of CDC's School-Based Surveillance Branch, explains the use of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey to identify behaviors that put students at risk for HIV.
Dr. Donna Hubbard McCree of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares critical information on the social factors—often referred to as social determinants of health—that contribute to the HIV epidemic in black communities in the United States. Dr. McCree recorded this statement in commemoration of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
HIV Among African Americans
The latest CDC estimates of new HIV infections indicate that African Americans, more than any other racial/ethnic group, continue to bear the greatest burden of HIV in the United States. CDC’s Dr. William L. Jeffries IV discusses the impact of HIV on African Americans and what actions can be taken in commemoration of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
HIV Among African American Women
Dr. Donna Hubbard McCree of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention talks about an encouraging decrease in new HIV infections among black women.
STI screening as HIV prevention
Dr. Gail Bolan, Director of CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, highlights the role of screening for sexually transmitted Infections (STIs) to help prevent HIV transmission.
RADM Dr. Kenneth Castro, former Director of CDC’s Division of Tuberculosis (TB) Elimination, talks about the impact of TB on those who are HIV infected and the importance of detecting and curing TB worldwide.
The HIV and Viral Hepatitis Epidemic
Dr. John Ward, Director of CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis, brings to the table the similarities between the Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C epidemics and the HIV epidemic in the United States.
- Page last reviewed: July 17, 2018
- Page last updated: July 17, 2018
- Content source: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention