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2014 NCHHSTP Newsroom Archive

2014 News & Announcements

STD Surveillance Report, 2013 – December 16, 2014

CDC released its 2013 STD Surveillance Report, presenting data for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis that finds STDs are continuing to pose a risk of life-long consequences for millions of Americans.

Full Report   |   Graphics   |   Fact Sheet


CDC Draft Recommendations for Male Circumcision Counseling Available for Public Comment – December 2, 2014

CDC has drafted guidance for health care providers on counseling male patients and parents about voluntary male circumcision for the prevention of HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and other health outcomes in the U.S.

Draft Recommendations   |   Fact Sheet


HIV Stages of Care – November 25, 2014

CDC’s latest Vital Signs Report finds just 30 percent of the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV have the virus under control. The report underscores the importance of testing more people for HIV, as well as making sure people with HIV receive ongoing care, treatment, information, and tools that help prevent transmission to others.

Press Release   |   Graphics   |   Fact Sheets  |   Full Article  |   Background Materials


New CDC analysis finds gaps in care and treatment among Latinos diagnosed with HIV – October 9, 2014

In advance of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, CDC released a new analysis showing that fewer than half of Latinos diagnosed with HIV are receiving the treatment and care they need. HIV treatment is critically important because it helps people live longer, healthier lives and can prevent transmission of the virus to partners.

CDC Statements   |   MMWR  |   Background Materials


New CDC analysis finds gaps in care and treatment among gay men with diagnosed HIV – September 25, 2014

In advance of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, CDC released a new analysis showing that only half of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV in the United States are receiving treatment for their infection.

Press Release   |   Media Summary   |   MMWR   |   Background Materials


Huffington Post Op-Ed Blog by Dr. Jonathan Mermin, NCHHSTP Director “A Prescription for Ending the HIV Epidemic – September 17, 2014


New CDC campaign encourages all people living with HIV to start and stay on treatment – September 17, 2014

CDC launched HIV Treatment Works, its first national communication campaign focused exclusively on encouraging treatment and care for people living with HIV.

Press Release   |   Graphics   |   Background Materials


New CDC Campaign Encourages Latinos to Talk Openly about HIV – August 27, 2014

CDC announced We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time, a new national, bilingual communication campaign encouraging Latinos to talk openly about HIV with their families and friends.

Press Releases   |   Campaign Backgrounders   |   Graphics   |   Background Materials


Huffington Post Op-Ed Blog by Dr. Jonathan Mermin, NCHHSTP Director “Decades-old Tools No Match for Today’s Drug-Resistant TB – August 11, 2014


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.

Press Release   |   Graphics   |   Fact Sheet


CDC Recommends New HIV Testing Approach in Labs to Diagnose Infection Earlier – June 26, 2014

CDC is recommending a new approach for HIV testing in laboratories that capitalizes on the latest technology to improve diagnosis of acute infection, the earliest stage of HIV infection when people are most likely to transmit the virus.

Media Statement   |   Graphic   |   Recommendations   |   Background Materials


Huffington Post Op-Ed Blog by Dr. Jonathan Mermin, NCHHSTP Director “To End America’s Hepatitis C Epidemic, Bring It Out of the Shadows – June 25, 2014


2014 STD Prevention Conference – June 10, 2014

More than 1,500 researchers, public health experts, clinicians, and advocates convened in Atlanta for the 2014 STD Prevention Conference, held June 9-12, 2014. This year’s conference focused on identifying the most effective and efficient ways to improve prevention of STDs and treatment efforts in the U.S. and around the world.

Studies of Interest


CDC campaign inspires life-saving conversations about HIV among gay & bisexual men – May 21, 2014

CDC launched Start Talking. Stop HIV., a new national communication campaign encouraging gay and bisexual men to talk openly with their sexual partners about HIV risk and prevention strategies.

Press Release   |   Infographic   |   Campaign Backgrounder   |   Campaign Graphics   |   Background Materials


New Guidelines Recommend Daily HIV Prevention Pill for Those at Substantial Risk – May 14, 2014

New clinical guidelines recommend health care providers consider pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for patients at substantial risk for HIV. PrEP is the use of anti-HIV drugs by people who do not have HIV to reduce the risk of infection.

Press Release   |   Video & Audio   |   Guidelines   |   Providers’ Supplement   |   Background Materials


New CDC Data Provide Important Insight On TB in the U.S. – March 24, 2014

In advance of World TB Day on March 24, CDC has released findings from a new study that demonstrates the severe human and economic costs of treating drug-resistant TB and a new report with preliminary national surveillance data for 2013.

Quotes   |   Infographic   |   Graphics   |   Background Materials


2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) – March 3-6, 2014

More than 4,000 leading researchers and clinicians from around the world convened in Boston, Massachusetts for the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). Several CDC authors presented findings from their research at CROI in a number of topic areas including PrEP-related animal research, stages of the HIV continuum of care, and HIV drug resistance.

Studies of Interest   |   Background Materials


National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – HIV Care Continuum among African American – February 6, 2014

February 7 marks the 14th annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. African Americans continue to bear the greatest burden of HIV in the United States. Although HIV treatment helps people live healthy lives and prevent transmission of the virus to partners, the findings — published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report — underscore the need to ensure that all African Americans who are infected with HIV receive the care and treatment they need.

Statement   |   MMWR   |   Background Materials


STDs Reported in the United States: 2012 National Data – January 8, 2014

CDC released its 2012 STD Surveillance Report on reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in the United States. The report finds that STDs continue to threaten the health and well-being of millions of Americans.

Full Report   |   Graphics   |   Fact Sheet   |   Background Materials

HIV Stages of Care – November 25, 2014

CDC’s latest Vital Signs Report finds just 30 percent of the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV have the virus under control. The report underscores the importance of testing more people for HIV, as well as making sure people with HIV receive ongoing care, treatment, information, and tools that help prevent transmission to others.

Press Release   |   Graphics   |   Fact Sheets  |   Full Article  |   Background Materials


New CDC analysis finds gaps in care and treatment among Latinos diagnosed with HIV – October 9, 2014

In advance of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, CDC released a new analysis showing that fewer than half of Latinos diagnosed with HIV are receiving the treatment and care they need. HIV treatment is critically important because it helps people live longer, healthier lives and can prevent transmission of the virus to partners.

CDC Statements   |   MMWR  |   Background Materials


New CDC analysis finds gaps in care and treatment among gay men with diagnosed HIV – September 25, 2014

In advance of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, CDC released a new analysis showing that only half of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV in the United States are receiving treatment for their infection.

Press Release   |   Media Summary   |   MMWR   |   Background Materials


Huffington Post Op-Ed Blog by Dr. Jonathan Mermin, NCHHSTP Director “A Prescription for Ending the HIV Epidemic – September 17, 2014


New CDC campaign encourages all people living with HIV to start and stay on treatment – September 17, 2014

CDC launched HIV Treatment Works, its first national communication campaign focused exclusively on encouraging treatment and care for people living with HIV.

Press Release   |   Graphics   |   Background Materials


New CDC Campaign Encourages Latinos to Talk Openly about HIV – August 27, 2014

CDC announced We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time, a new national, bilingual communication campaign encouraging Latinos to talk openly about HIV with their families and friends.

Press Releases   |   Campaign Backgrounders   |   Graphics   |   Background Materials


CDC Recommends New HIV Testing Approach in Labs to Diagnose Infection Earlier – June 26, 2014

CDC is recommending a new approach for HIV testing in laboratories that capitalizes on the latest technology to improve diagnosis of acute infection, the earliest stage of HIV infection when people are most likely to transmit the virus.

Media Statement   |   Graphic   |   Recommendations   |   Background Materials


CDC campaign inspires life-saving conversations about HIV among gay & bisexual men – May 21, 2014

CDC launched Start Talking. Stop HIV., a new national communication campaign encouraging gay and bisexual men to talk openly with their sexual partners about HIV risk and prevention strategies.

Press Release   |   Infographic   |   Campaign Backgrounder   |   Campaign Graphics   |   Background Materials


New Guidelines Recommend Daily HIV Prevention Pill for Those at Substantial Risk – May 14, 2014

New clinical guidelines recommend health care providers consider pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for patients at substantial risk for HIV. PrEP is the use of anti-HIV drugs by people who do not have HIV to reduce the risk of infection.

Press Release   |   Video & Audio   |   Guidelines   |   Providers’ Supplement   |   Background Materials


2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) – March 3-6, 2014

More than 4,000 leading researchers and clinicians from around the world convened in Boston, Massachusetts for the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). Several CDC authors presented findings from their research at CROI in a number of topic areas including PrEP-related animal research, stages of the HIV continuum of care, and HIV drug resistance.

Studies of Interest   |   Background Materials


National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – HIV Care Continuum among African American – February 6, 2014

February 7 marks the 14th annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. African Americans continue to bear the greatest burden of HIV in the United States. Although HIV treatment helps people live healthy lives and prevent transmission of the virus to partners, the findings — published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report — underscore the need to ensure that all African Americans who are infected with HIV receive the care and treatment they need.

Statement   |   MMWR   |   Background Materials

STD Surveillance Report, 2013 – December 16, 2014

CDC released its 2013 STD Surveillance Report, presenting data for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis that finds STDs are continuing to pose a risk of life-long consequences for millions of Americans.

Full Report   |   Graphics   |   Fact Sheet


2014 STD Prevention Conference – June 10, 2014

More than 1,500 researchers, public health experts, clinicians, and advocates convened in Atlanta for the 2014 STD Prevention Conference, held June 9-12, 2014. This year’s conference focused on identifying the most effective and efficient ways to improve prevention of STDs and treatment efforts in the U.S. and around the world.

Studies of Interest


STDs Reported in the United States: 2012 National Data – January 8, 2014

CDC released its 2012 STD Surveillance Report on reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in the United States. The report finds that STDs continue to threaten the health and well-being of millions of Americans.

Full Report   |   Graphics   |   Fact Sheet   |   Background Materials

Huffington Post Op-Ed Blog by Dr. Jonathan Mermin, NCHHSTP Director “Decades-old Tools No Match for Today’s Drug-Resistant TB – August 11, 2014


New CDC Data Provide Important Insight On TB in the U.S. – March 24, 2014

In advance of World TB Day on March 24, CDC has released findings from a new study that demonstrates the severe human and economic costs of treating drug-resistant TB and a new report with preliminary national surveillance data for 2013.

Quotes   |   Infographic   |   Graphics   |   Background Materials

Huffington Post Op-Ed Blog by Dr. Jonathan Mermin, NCHHSTP Director “To End America’s Hepatitis C Epidemic, Bring It Out of the Shadows – June 25, 2014

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.

Press Release   |   Graphics   |   Fact Sheet

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