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
Embargoed Until: Monday, March 18, 2019, 2:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
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
PASSCODE: CDC Media
Briefing Title: Powerful HIV Prevention Tools Remain Underutilized
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