The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) is one of the larger centers at CDC, with a budget of approximately $1 billion. The workforce consists of 1,700 full-time employees and contractors, including approximately 150 who are assigned to state and local health departments in the United States. NCHHSTP comprises an Office of the Director (OD) and five divisions, four of which are defined by the disease(s) they each address, plus the Division of Adolescent and School Health. Although the divisions have their own missions, the National Center OD provides leadership to help coordinate their efforts and foster collaboration. Center staff work in collaboration with governmental and nongovernmental partners at community, state, national, and international levels to accomplish the NCHHSTP mission.

The National Center is committed to our vision of a future free of HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. NCHHSTP is responsible for public health surveillance, prevention research, and programs to prevent and control HIV and AIDS, other STDs, viral hepatitis, and TB.

In 2019, NCHHSTP published CDC’s Work Preventing HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB in the United States, highlighting accomplishments from the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.

NCHHSTP Strategic Plan for 2020 and Strategic Priorities Dashboard

The NCHHSTP Strategic Plan Through 2020 articulates a vision, guiding principle, and overarching goals and strategies through 2020 to guide and enhance NCHHSTP’s programs. The three overarching goals for HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB highlighted in this plan are: decrease incidence of infection; decrease morbidity and mortality; and decrease health disparities.

About the Director
Jonathan Mermin, MD

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH (RADM, USPHS)
Jonathan “Jono” Mermin, MD, MPH (RADM, USPHS), serves as Director for the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). Previously, he served as the Director of CDC′s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, NCHHSTP.

Page last reviewed: April 9, 2019