2015 NCHHSTP Newsroom Releases

This page includes all of the materials released to the press during the course of the calendar year. Previous releases are also available by year. In addition to providing all releases in reverse chronological order, these materials are also organized by topic area (i.e. HIV, STD, TB, viral hepatitis and healthy youth).

2015 News & Announcements

CDC Statement on Syringe Services Programs – December 21, 2015

Statement from Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director, CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, regarding Congress giving states and local communities the opportunity to use federal funds to support certain aspects of syringe services programs.

Statement


2015 National HIV Prevention Conference – December 6-9, 2015

CDC released new data on trends and disparities in the U.S in addition to data on the state of sex education in U.S. schools, and debuted a national HIV testing campaign and risk reduction tool.

Press Releases   |   Studies of Interest  |   Fact Sheets   |   Graphics   |   Profiles Report


Vital Signs: Reaching People Who Could Benefit From PrEP – November 24, 2015

A new Vital Signs report published today estimates 1 in 4 gay, bisexual men; 1 in 5 people who inject drugs; and 1 in 200 heterosexuals should be counseled about PrEP, a daily pill that can prevent HIV infection.

Press Release   |   MMWRs   |   Vital Signs  |   Graphic   |   Background Materials


STD Surveillance Report, 2014 – November 17, 2015

Annual snapshot of STDs finds that overall reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are increasing.

Press Release   |   Full ReportCdc-pdf   |   Fact SheetCdc-pdf   |   Multimedia   |   Graphics


Increase in Congenital Syphilis – November 12, 2015

New data show sharp increases in reported cases of congenital syphilis between 2012 and 2014, pointing toward missed opportunities to screen and treat pregnant women.

Media Summary   |   MMWR   |   Background Materials


New Trends in HIV Diagnoses Among Latinos – October 8, 2015

HIV diagnoses have increased sharply among Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) in recent years, despite an overall decline in new HIV diagnoses among Latinos overall.

Media Summary   |   MMWR   |   Background Materials


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


2015 International AIDS Society Conference: New CDC Research on HIV PrEP – July 20, 2015

Researchers presented findings from the ADAPT trial at the 2015 International AIDS Society Conference in addition to research showing high adherence to daily PrEP for HIV prevention among heterosexual men and women in Botswana.

Press ReleaseExternal   |   Media Summary   |   Background Material


CDC awards $216 million to community-based organizations to deliver the most-effective HIV prevention strategies to those in greatest need – July 1, 2015

CDC announced that it has awarded $216 million over five years to 90 community-based organizations nationwide to deliver effective HIV prevention strategies to those at greatest risk.

Press Release   |   Background Materials


New State Data on Undiagnosed HIV Infection – June 25, 2015

In advance of National HIV Testing Day, CDC has published new data showing that at the end of 2012, many states were within reach of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy objective of increasing to 90 percent the proportion of people living with HIV who are aware of their status.

Media Summaries   |   Graphic   |   Background Materials


Huffington Post Op-Ed Blog by Dr. Jonathan Mermin, NCHHSTP Director “The Too-Well-Kept Secret to Preventing STDsExternal” – May 21, 2015


CDC Health Advisory on HIV/Hepatitis C among people who inject drugs – April 24, 2015

CDC issued a Health Advisory to alert public health departments and healthcare providers nationwide of a growing hepatitis C epidemic among people who inject drugs and the possibility of HIV outbreaks among this population.

Health Advisory


CDC leading $185 million efforts to fight HIV among gay, bisexual and transgender people – March 31, 2015

CDC announced more than $185 million in HIV prevention funding for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgendered people who have sex with men, with a particular focus on addressing the needs of MSM of color.

Press Release   |   Background Materials


Progress Slows as CDC and Public Health Partners Steer the U.S. Towards TB Elimination – March 19, 2015

In advance of World TB Day, CDC released preliminary national surveillance data for 2014 that reaffirms TB control is working, but also suggests progress is slowing, which is a reminder that TB should not be underestimated.

Media Summary   |   Fact SheetCdc-pdf  |   Graphics   |   Background Materials


Huffington Post Op-Ed Blog by Dr. Jonathan Mermin, NCHHSTP Director “The HIV Test at 30: More Essential Than EverExternal” – March 2, 2015


2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections – February 24, 2015

CDC and other major researchers from around the world came together at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) to discuss the latest developments in HIV prevention.

Studies of Interest   |   Media Statements   |   Background Materials


Estimates of HIV transmission at each stage of care reinforce the value of testing and treatment – February 23, 2015

First-ever estimates of transmission at each stage of HIV care reinforce the value of testing and treatment efforts.

Press Release   |   Animated Infographic   |   Full ArticleExternal   |   Background Materials


National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – February 6, 2015

This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day there are encouraging signs that we are making progress in the fight against HIV among African Americans – but HIV remains a serious health crisis in the black community.

CDC Statement   |   Media Summaries   |   Audio   |   Background Materials

CDC Statement on Syringe Services Programs – December 21, 2015

Statement from Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director, CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, regarding Congress giving states and local communities the opportunity to use federal funds to support certain aspects of syringe services programs.

Statement


2015 National HIV Prevention Conference – December 6-9, 2015

CDC released new data on trends and disparities in the U.S in addition to data on the state of sex education in U.S. schools, and debuted a national HIV testing campaign and risk reduction tool.

Press Releases   |   Studies of Interest  |   Fact Sheets   |   Graphics   |   Profiles Report


Vital Signs: Reaching People Who Could Benefit From PrEP – November 24, 2015

A new Vital Signs report published today estimates 1 in 4 gay, bisexual men; 1 in 5 people who inject drugs; and 1 in 200 heterosexuals should be counseled about PrEP, a daily pill that can prevent HIV infection.

Press Release   |   MMWRs   |   Vital Signs  |   Graphic   |   Background Materials


New Trends in HIV Diagnoses Among Latinos – October 8, 2015

HIV diagnoses have increased sharply among Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) in recent years, despite an overall decline in new HIV diagnoses among Latinos overall.

Media Summary   |   MMWR   |   Background Materials


2015 International AIDS Society Conference: New CDC Research on HIV PrEP – July 20, 2015

Researchers presented findings from the ADAPT trial at the 2015 International AIDS Society Conference in addition to research showing high adherence to daily PrEP for HIV prevention among heterosexual men and women in Botswana.

Press ReleaseExternal   |   Media Summary   |   Background Material


CDC awards $216 million to community-based organizations to deliver the most-effective HIV prevention strategies to those in greatest need – July 1, 2015

CDC announced that it has awarded $216 million over five years to 90 community-based organizations nationwide to deliver effective HIV prevention strategies to those at greatest risk.

Press Release   |   Background Materials


New State Data on Undiagnosed HIV Infection – June 25, 2015

In advance of National HIV Testing Day, CDC has published new data showing that at the end of 2012, many states were within reach of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy objective of increasing to 90 percent the proportion of people living with HIV who are aware of their status.

Media Summaries   |   Graphic   |   Background Materials


CDC Health Advisory on HIV/Hepatitis C among people who inject drugs – April 24, 2015

CDC issued a Health Advisory to alert public health departments and healthcare providers nationwide of a growing hepatitis C epidemic among people who inject drugs and the possibility of HIV outbreaks among this population.

Health Advisory


CDC leading $185 million efforts to fight HIV among gay, bisexual and transgender people – March 31, 2015

CDC announced more than $185 million in HIV prevention funding for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgendered people who have sex with men, with a particular focus on addressing the needs of MSM of color.

Press Release   |   Background Materials


Huffington Post Op-Ed Blog by Dr. Jonathan Mermin, NCHHSTP Director “The HIV Test at 30: More Essential Than EverExternal” – March 2, 2015


2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections – February 24, 2015

CDC and other major researchers from around the world came together at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) to discuss the latest developments in HIV prevention.

Studies of Interest   |   Media Statements   |   Background Materials


Estimates of HIV transmission at each stage of care reinforce the value of testing and treatment – February 23, 2015

First-ever estimates of transmission at each stage of HIV care reinforce the value of testing and treatment efforts.

Press Release   |   Animated Infographic   |   Full ArticleExternal   |   Background Materials


National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – February 6, 2015

This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day there are encouraging signs that we are making progress in the fight against HIV among African Americans – but HIV remains a serious health crisis in the black community.

CDC Statement   |   Media Summaries   |   Audio   |   Background Materials

STD Surveillance Report, 2014 – November 17, 2015

Annual snapshot of STDs finds that overall reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are increasing.

Press Release   |   Full ReportCdc-pdf   |   Fact SheetCdc-pdf   |   Multimedia   |   Graphics


Increase in Congenital Syphilis – November 12, 2015

New data show sharp increases in reported cases of congenital syphilis between 2012 and 2014, pointing toward missed opportunities to screen and treat pregnant women.

Media Summary   |   MMWR   |   Background Materials


Huffington Post Op-Ed Blog by Dr. Jonathan Mermin, NCHHSTP Director “The Too-Well-Kept Secret to Preventing STDsExternal” – May 21, 2015

Progress Slows as CDC and Public Health Partners Steer the U.S. Towards TB Elimination – March 19, 2015

In advance of World TB Day, CDC released preliminary national surveillance data for 2014 that reaffirms TB control is working, but also suggests progress is slowing, which is a reminder that TB should not be underestimated.

Media Summary   |   Fact SheetCdc-pdf  |   Graphics   |   Background Materials

CDC Statement on Syringe Services Programs – December 21, 2015

Statement from Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director, CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, regarding Congress giving states and local communities the opportunity to use federal funds to support certain aspects of syringe services programs.

Statement


CDC Health Advisory on HIV/Hepatitis C among people who inject drugs – April 24, 2015

CDC issued a Health Advisory to alert public health departments and healthcare providers nationwide of a growing hepatitis C epidemic among people who inject drugs and the possibility of HIV outbreaks among this population.

Health Advisory

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

Page last reviewed: December 21, 2015