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Newborn syphilis cases more than double in four years, reaching 20-year high – September 25, 2018

CDC’s 2017 STD Surveillance Report show increases of congenital syphilis – when syphilis is passed from mother to baby during pregnancy or delivery – are outpacing overall increases of STDs nationwide.

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2018 STD Prevention Conference: New CDC Analysis Shows Steep and Sustained Increases in STDs – August 28, 2018

CDC presented preliminary surveillance data at the 2018 STD Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C. It found recent increases in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have continued for four consecutive years — and that the nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported to CDC for 2017 exceed the previous 2016 record by more than 200,000 cases. CDC also presented the latest information on emerging antibiotic resistance in gonorrhea — and underscored the continued concerns about this potential threat.

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CDC Releases Updated Recommendations for Treatment of Latent TB Infection – June 28, 2018

CDC released updated recommendations for use of once-weekly isoniazid-rifapentine for 12 weeks (3HP) for treatment of latent TB infection. The updated recommendations support expanded use of an effective, shorter, treatment regimen to reach even more people with latent TB infection.

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CDC Data Provide Insights on the Risk of HIV & STDs Among Nation’s Youth – June 14, 2018

The 2017 YRBS data reveals disparities across multiple health risk behaviors and experiences in the areas of sexual risk behavior, substance abuse, violence victimization, mental health and suicide for all U.S. high school students.

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Tuberculosis continues to decline in the U.S., but progress toward elimination is slowing – March 22, 2018

Preliminary 2017 data, released today in advance of World TB Day, show that while TB case counts reached a record low in 2017, the rate of decline is too slow to eliminate TB during this century.

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2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections – March 6, 2018

A new CDC analysis presented today at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, Mass., suggests only a small percentage of Americans who could benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) have been prescribed it. Furthermore, while two-thirds of people who could potentially benefit are African American or Latino, they account for the smallest percentage of PrEP prescriptions to date. Additionally, two new CDC analyses presented at CROI demonstrate the effectiveness of SSPs and HIV testing and treatment in helping to end a large outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID).

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Increase in Hepatitis C Infections Linked to Worsening Opioid Crisis – December 21, 2017

New CDC research suggests the recent steep increase in cases of acute hepatitis C virus infection is associated with increases in opioid injection.

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2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections – March 6, 2018

A new CDC analysis presented today at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, Mass., suggests only a small percentage of Americans who could benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) have been prescribed it. Furthermore, while two-thirds of people who could potentially benefit are African American or Latino, they account for the smallest percentage of PrEP prescriptions to date. Additionally, two new CDC analyses presented at CROI demonstrate the effectiveness of SSPs and HIV testing and treatment in helping to end a large outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID).

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CDC Vital Signs: HIV Testing and Diagnosis Delays – November 28, 2017

A new CDC Vital Signs report finds that HIV testing has improved, and that HIV is being diagnosed sooner after infection – but many people still have HIV for years before they know it.

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Latest Data Show Increase in People with HIV Who have the Virus Under Control – July 27, 2017

CDC’s comprehensive analysis of the U.S. HIV care continuum shows that, based on the most recent national data from 2014, of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States, 85% knew they were infected, and about half (49%) were virally suppressed. The analysis also details differences in HIV diagnosis, care and treatment by age, race / ethnicity, transmission route, and sex.

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Newborn syphilis cases more than double in four years, reaching 20-year high – September 25, 2018

CDC’s 2017 STD Surveillance Report show increases of congenital syphilis – when syphilis is passed from mother to baby during pregnancy or delivery – are outpacing overall increases of STDs nationwide.

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2018 STD Prevention Conference: New CDC Analysis Shows Steep and Sustained Increases in STDs – August 28, 2018

CDC presented preliminary surveillance data at the 2018 STD Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C. It found recent increases in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have continued for four consecutive years — and that the nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported to CDC for 2017 exceed the previous 2016 record by more than 200,000 cases. CDC also presented the latest information on emerging antibiotic resistance in gonorrhea — and underscored the continued concerns about this potential threat.

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CDC data released today show STD diagnoses at record high in U.S. – September 26, 2017

New CDC data show more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever, according to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Surveillance Report released today.

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2015 STD Surveillance Report – October 19, 2016

New CDC data for three nationally reported STDs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis – combined have reached unprecedented highs, and CDC calls for expanded prevention efforts in light of these increases.

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2016 STD Prevention Conference – September 22, 2016

This year’s conference focuses on identifying and transforming barriers into prevention opportunities. New data presented on Thursday, reinforce the risk of syphilis among gay and bisexual men. Additionally, an earlier press briefing, reported the occurrence of the first cluster of gonorrhea cases in the U.S. to show decreased susceptibility to both drugs that are the last available effective treatment option. Additional information on a promising new experimental oral antibiotic treatment was also discussed.

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CDC Releases Updated Recommendations for Treatment of Latent TB Infection – June 28, 2018

CDC released updated recommendations for use of once-weekly isoniazid-rifapentine for 12 weeks (3HP) for treatment of latent TB infection. The updated recommendations support expanded use of an effective, shorter, treatment regimen to reach even more people with latent TB infection.

Media Summary  |   Graphics  |   MMWR  | Fact Sheet


Tuberculosis continues to decline in the U.S., but progress toward elimination is slowing – March 22, 2018

Preliminary 2017 data, released today in advance of World TB Day, show that while TB case counts reached a record low in 2017, the rate of decline is too slow to eliminate TB during this century.

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Latest analysis of TB trends in US indicates progress is slow – March 23, 2017

New preliminary data of tuberculosis cases in the United States indicates progress is too slow to eliminate TB in this century.

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CDC Statement on USPSTF Latent TB Screening Recommendation – September 6, 2016

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a recommendation encouraging providers to test for latent tuberculosis infection in populations at increased risk.

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Increase in Hepatitis C Infections Linked to Worsening Opioid Crisis – December 21, 2017

New CDC research suggests the recent steep increase in cases of acute hepatitis C virus infection is associated with increases in opioid injection.

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New Hepatitis C Infections Nearly Tripled Over Five Years – May 11, 2017

New preliminary data released today shows that, in over just five years, the number of new hepatitis C infections reported to CDC has nearly tripled, reaching a 15-year high. The greatest increases, and the highest overall number of cases, were among young people 20-29, with injection drug use as the primary route of transmission. However, the majority (three-quarters) of the 3.5 million Americans already living with hepatitis C are baby boomers, born from 1945 to 1965, who are six times more likely to be infected with hepatitis C than those in other age groups and are at much greater risk for death from the virus.

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Increases in Hepatitis C Threaten Young Women and Babies – July 21, 2016

New analysis highlights the importance of screening all pregnant women for risk of hepatitis C and testing those at risk.

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CDC Data Provide Insights on the Risk of HIV & STDs Among Nation’s Youth – June 14, 2018

The 2017 YRBS data reveals disparities across multiple health risk behaviors and experiences in the areas of sexual risk behavior, substance abuse, violence victimization, mental health and suicide for all U.S. high school students.

Press Release |   Data Summaries  |   Graphics   |   Responsible Reporting Guide   |   MMWR  | Trends Report


CDC Releases New Data on the Connection between Health and Academics – September 7, 2017

CDC researchers analyzed data from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) to better assess the relationship between academic achievement and 30 health behaviors, including dietary, physical activity, substance use, sexual risk, violence-related and suicide-related behaviors. The results confirm that students with lower grades reported higher levels of health risk behaviors – and students with higher grades were more likely to report healthy behaviors.

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First National Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual High School Students’ Health – August 11, 2016

The first nationally representative study of U.S. lesbian, gay and bisexual high school students finds they experience substantially higher levels of physical and sexual violence and bullying than other students – and are at risk for several serious outcomes.

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CDC Releases 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results – June 9, 2016

CDC released data from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) highlighting a wealth of data on teen health-related behaviors. The report found that cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students is at an all-time low, but e-cigarette use is a concern. The 2015 survey findings indicated that youth continue to be at risk by using wireless devices while driving and showed encouraging reductions in physical fighting among adolescents. The 2015 YRBS report also shows mixed results regarding youth sexual risk behaviors. While teens are having less sex, condom use among currently sexually active students and HIV testing among all students has declined.

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Huffington Post Op-Ed Blog by Dr. Jonathan Mermin, NCHHSTP Director “Data Provide Insight to Improve Adolescents’ Health – October 6, 2015


International AIDS Conference 2014 – July 17, 2014

The 20th International AIDS Conference will take place from July 20-July 25. Throughout the conference, several CDC authors will present findings from their research in a number of topic areas, including a new analysis of trends in HIV testing and other HIV- and STD-related sexual risk behaviors among U.S. high school students.

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