CDC Telebriefing New Vital Signs Report Gaps in HIV Testing and Treatment Hinder Efforts to Stop New Infections

Gaps in HIV Testing and Treatment Hinder Efforts to Stop New Infections

Media Advisory

Embargoed Until: Monday, March 18, 2019, 2:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

Getting more people tested and in HIV care is a vital part of the proposed federal initiative, “Ending the HIV Epidemic – A Plan for Americaexternal icon.” At a media telebriefing on the first day of CDC’s 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta, CDC will release new data showing the proportion of new infections transmitted from those who either did not know they have HIV, or were not in care. The findings highlight the power of testing and treatment to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.

Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D., will join CDC spokespeople to discuss the new report and its implications for HIV prevention efforts in the U. S.

Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS, Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D.

CDC Director Robert Redfield, M.D.

Jonathan Mermin, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

Eugene McCray, M.D.
Director, CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

Monday, March 18, 2019, at 1:00 PM, ET

Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-1605
INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0331
Briefing Title: Powerful HIV Prevention Tools Remain Underutilized
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A transcript will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site:


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