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Use of syringe services programs increases, but access must improve for greater HIV prevention

Use of syringe services programs (SSPs) has increased substantially during the past decade, but most people who inject drugs still don’t always use sterile needles, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report published today.

November 29, 2016

HIV scanning electron micrograph

Daily Pill Prevents HIV – Reaching People Who Could Benefit From PrEP

CDC’s latest Vital Signs report finds a continuing need to raise awareness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) – a daily pill that can prevent HIV infection – among those who are at substantial risk for HIV infection.

November 24, 2015

HIV Virus particles, or virions

HIV Stages of Care

CDC’s latest Vital Signs Report finds just 30 percent of the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV have the virus under control. Among those who don’t have their virus in check, two-thirds have been diagnosed, but are no longer in care.

November 25, 2014

two black males posing together

HIV Among Youth

CDC’s latest Vital Signs Report shows more than half of young HIV-infected Americans are not aware of their status. Too many young people continue to become infected and few are tested for HIV.

October 2, 2012

Estimated New HIV infections among Hispanics/Latinos, 2009, by Transmission Category

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

While HIV poses a serious health threat to all Latinos, different Latino communities are impacted in different ways. In conjunction with National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (October 15), CDC releases new data reinforcing that the epidemic among Latinos is as diverse as the community itself here in the United States.

August 2, 2012