The National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) is one of the larger centers at CDC, with a budget of approximately $1 billion. There are about 1,700 full-time employees and contractors, including approximately 150 serving at state and local health departments in the United States. NCHHSTP includes four divisions focused on the diseases they address, plus the Division of Adolescent and School Health. The divisions each have their own missions, and NCHHSTP Office of the Director provides leadership to help coordinate their efforts and foster partnership. Center staff collaborate with governmental and nongovernmental partners at community, state, national, and international levels to accomplish the NCHHSTP mission.

The National Center’s vision is a future free of HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. NCHHSTP is responsible for:

  • Public health surveillance
  • Prevention research
  • Programs to prevent and control HIV/AIDS, other STDs, viral hepatitis, TB
  • Promoting school-based health and disease prevention among youth

In 2019, NCHHSTP published CDC’s Work Preventing HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB in the United States, which highlights accomplishments from the Center. A two-page Highlight of the Reportpdf icon is also available.

NCHHSTP Strategic Plan for 2020 and Strategic Priorities Dashboard

The NCHHSTP Strategic Plan Through 2020 expresses a vision, guiding principle, and overarching goals and strategies through 2020. There are three overarching goals for HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB highlighted in this plan:

  • Decrease incidence of infection
  • Decrease morbidity and mortality
  • Decrease health disparities
About the Director
Portrait of Dr. Mermin
Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH (RADM, USPHS)

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

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