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2016 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).

2016 News & Announcements

CDC Vital Signs: HIV and Injection Drug Use – November 29, 2016

Use of syringe services programs has increased substantially during the last decade, but most people who inject drugs are still not using sterile needles consistently, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

Press Release   |   MMWR   |   Vital Signs   |   Background Materials


2015 STD Surveillance Report – October 19, 2016

New CDC data for three nationally reported STDs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis – combined have reached unprecedented highs, and CDC calls for expanded prevention efforts in light of these increases.

Press Release   |   Full Report   |   Fact Sheet   |   Graphics   |   Audio


2016 STD Prevention Conference – September 22, 2016

This year’s conference focuses on identifying and transforming barriers into prevention opportunities. New data presented on Thursday, reinforce the risk of syphilis among gay and bisexual men. Additionally, an earlier press briefing, reported the occurrence of the first cluster of gonorrhea cases in the U.S. to show decreased susceptibility to both drugs that are the last available effective treatment option. Additional information on a promising new experimental oral antibiotic treatment was also discussed.

Press Release   |   Telebriefing Transcript   |   Fact Sheet   |   Speaker Bios   |   Study Summaries   |   Graphic


CDC Statement on USPSTF Latent TB Screening Recommendation – September 6, 2016

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a recommendation encouraging providers to test for latent tuberculosis infection in populations at increased risk.

Statement


First National Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual High School Students’ Health – August 11, 2016

The first nationally representative study of U.S. lesbian, gay and bisexual high school students finds they experience substantially higher levels of physical and sexual violence and bullying than other students – and are at risk for several serious outcomes.

Press Release  |   Data Summary  |   Graphics   |   Responsible Reporting Guide   |   MMWR Access


Increases in Hepatitis C Threaten Young Women and Babies – July 21, 2016

New analysis highlights the importance of screening all pregnant women for risk of hepatitis C and testing those at risk.

Press Release   |   Graphic  |   MMWR


2016 International AIDS Society Conference: New Research on HIV Risk Behaviors in Gay, Bisexual Male High School Students – July 20, 2016

New CDC data presented today at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, suggests there are no significant differences in several HIV-related risk behaviors among male students in ninth through 12th grades who identify as heterosexual, gay or bisexual.

Press Release   |   Background Materials


Latest data on Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea – July 14, 2016

New data released today find resistance to azithromycin, a first-line antibiotic in the treatment of gonorrhea, is emerging.

Press Release   |   Fact Sheet  |   Graphics   |   MMWR


CDC Releases 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results – June 9, 2016

CDC released data from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) highlighting a wealth of data on teen health-related behaviors. The report found that cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students is at an all-time low, but e-cigarette use is a concern. The 2015 survey findings indicated that youth continue to be at risk by using wireless devices while driving and showed encouraging reductions in physical fighting among adolescents. The 2015 YRBS report also shows mixed results regarding youth sexual risk behaviors. While teens are having less sex, condom use among currently sexually active students and HIV testing among all students has declined.

Digital Press Kit


Hepatitis C kills more Americans than any other infectious disease – May 4, 2016

New preliminary data released today finds that hepatitis C-related deaths are at an all-time high and more Americans now die as a result of hepatitis C infection than from the vast majority of other infectious diseases reported to the CDC combined.

Press Release   |   Graphic   |   Full Report


Latest National Tuberculosis Trends – March 24, 2016

In advance of World TB Day (March 24), CDC has published new data about tuberculosis incidence in America.

MMWR


Statement from John Ward, M.D., Director, CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis – March 9, 2016

The Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer (1975-2012) released today shows a troubling increase in the number of Americans developing and dying from liver cancer, despite the fact that viral hepatitis – the primary cause of liver cancer – can be prevented and treated

Statement   |   Press Release   |   Full Report   |   Fact Sheet


2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections – February 23-24, 2016

CDC researchers will be presenting findings from more than 40 studies in Boston, Massachusetts from February 22-25, 2016 on the latest developments in the prevention and treatment of HIV and related infectious diseases.

Press Releases   |   Studies of Interest   |   Graphics


New Trends in HIV Care by Race – February 4, 2016

Despite the promising sign of declining HIV diagnoses over the past decade, new CDC findings demonstrate yet another persistent disparity that prolongs the epidemic among African Americans.

Press Release   |   Media Summary   |   MMWR  |   Fact Sheet   |   Graphic

CDC Vital Signs: HIV and Injection Drug Use – November 29, 2016

Use of syringe services programs has increased substantially during the last decade, but most people who inject drugs are still not using sterile needles consistently, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

Press Release   |   MMWR   |   Vital Signs   |   Background Materials


2016 International AIDS Society Conference: New Research on HIV Risk Behaviors in Gay, Bisexual Male High School Students – July 20, 2016

New CDC data presented today at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, suggests there are no significant differences in several HIV-related risk behaviors among male students in ninth through 12th grades who identify as heterosexual, gay or bisexual.

Press Release   |   Background Materials


2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections – February 23-24, 2016

CDC researchers will be presenting findings from more than 40 studies in Boston, Massachusetts from February 22-25, 2016 on the latest developments in the prevention and treatment of HIV and related infectious diseases.

Press Releases   |   Studies of Interest   |   Graphics


New Trends in HIV Care by Race – February 4, 2016

Despite the promising sign of declining HIV diagnoses over the past decade, new CDC findings demonstrate yet another persistent disparity that prolongs the epidemic among African Americans.

Press Release   |   Media Summary   |   MMWR  |   Fact Sheet   |   Graphic

2015 STD Surveillance Report – October 19, 2016

New CDC data for three nationally reported STDs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis – combined have reached unprecedented highs, and CDC calls for expanded prevention efforts in light of these increases.

Press Release   |   Full Report   |   Fact Sheet   |   Graphics   |   Audio


2016 STD Prevention Conference – September 22, 2016

This year’s conference focuses on identifying and transforming barriers into prevention opportunities. New data presented on Thursday, reinforce the risk of syphilis among gay and bisexual men. Additionally, an earlier press briefing, reported the occurrence of the first cluster of gonorrhea cases in the U.S. to show decreased susceptibility to both drugs that are the last available effective treatment option. Additional information on a promising new experimental oral antibiotic treatment was also discussed.

Press Release   |   Telebriefing Transcript   |   Fact Sheet   |   Speaker Bios   |   Study Summaries   |   Graphic


Latest data on Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea – July 14, 2016

New data released today find resistance to azithromycin, a first-line antibiotic in the treatment of gonorrhea, is emerging.

Press Release   |   Fact Sheet  |   Graphics   |   MMWR

CDC Statement on USPSTF Latent TB Screening Recommendation – September 6, 2016

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a recommendation encouraging providers to test for latent tuberculosis infection in populations at increased risk.

Statement


Latest National Tuberculosis Trends – March 24, 2016

In advance of World TB Day (March 24), CDC has published new data about tuberculosis incidence in America.

MMWR

Increases in Hepatitis C Threaten Young Women and Babies – July 21, 2016

New analysis highlights the importance of screening all pregnant women for risk of hepatitis C and testing those at risk.

Press Release   |   Graphic  |   MMWR


Hepatitis C kills more Americans than any other infectious disease – May 4, 2016

New preliminary data released today finds that hepatitis C-related deaths are at an all-time high and more Americans now die as a result of hepatitis C infection than from the vast majority of other infectious diseases reported to the CDC combined.

Press Release   |   Graphic   |   Full Report


Statement from John Ward, M.D., Director, CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis – March 9, 2016

The Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer (1975-2012) released today shows a troubling increase in the number of Americans developing and dying from liver cancer, despite the fact that viral hepatitis – the primary cause of liver cancer – can be prevented and treated

Statement   |   Press Release   |   Full Report   |   Fact Sheet

First National Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual High School Students’ Health – August 11, 2016

The first nationally representative study of U.S. lesbian, gay and bisexual high school students finds they experience substantially higher levels of physical and sexual violence and bullying than other students – and are at risk for several serious outcomes.

Press Release  |   Data Summary  |   Graphics   |   Responsible Reporting Guide   |   MMWR Access


CDC Releases 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results – June 9, 2016

CDC released data from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) highlighting a wealth of data on teen health-related behaviors. The report found that cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students is at an all-time low, but e-cigarette use is a concern. The 2015 survey findings indicated that youth continue to be at risk by using wireless devices while driving and showed encouraging reductions in physical fighting among adolescents. The 2015 YRBS report also shows mixed results regarding youth sexual risk behaviors. While teens are having less sex, condom use among currently sexually active students and HIV testing among all students has declined.

Digital Press Kit

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