Laboratory Investments

CDC invests in HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections (STI), and tuberculosis (TB) laboratories, which work around the clock to protect the health of all Americans. In FY 2020, CDC’s investments in laboratory services for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Research, Viral Hepatitis, STI, and TB Prevention was approximately $32 million. Using the most advanced technologies – some of which are only available in CDC laboratories – CDC accomplishes the following:

  • assists state and local health departments in disease identification
  • aids in outbreak detection
  • improves disease diagnoses
  • creates and tests new therapies
  • develops technologies to monitor disease and antibiotic resistance
  • models prevention strategies to guide clinical trials and recommendations
  • increases quality and efficiency by researching, evaluating, and adopting new technologies that are better, faster, and cheaper
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