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2017 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).

2017 News & Announcements

New Hepatitis C Infections Nearly Tripled Over Five Years – May 11, 2017

New preliminary data released today shows that, in over just five years, the number of new hepatitis C infections reported to CDC has nearly tripled, reaching a 15-year high. The greatest increases, and the highest overall number of cases, were among young people 20-29, with injection drug use as the primary route of transmission. However, the majority (three-quarters) of the 3.5 million Americans already living with hepatitis C are baby boomers, born from 1945 to 1965, who are six times more likely to be infected with hepatitis C than those in other age groups and are at much greater risk for death from the virus.

Press ReleaseFull ReportMMWR  | Media Summary | Graphics


Latest analysis of TB trends in US indicates progress is slow – March 23, 2017

New preliminary data of tuberculosis cases in the United States indicates progress is too slow to eliminate TB in this century.

Statement | Fact Sheet | Graphics


2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections – February 15, 2017

CDC released estimates of the number of annual HIV infections (HIV incidence) in the United States – overall and by transmission group – at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections on Feb. 14, 2017, in Seattle. These estimates provide the most up-to-date picture of HIV trends in the United States. Additionally, research from a joint study by The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and CDC suggests that for gay and bisexual men, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention, along with testing for and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), can reduce not only HIV, but also some STIs, even in the presence of some reductions in condom usage.

Press Release | Fact Sheet | Graphics | Study Summary


Battling HIV in the African American Community – February 2, 2017

HIV diagnoses among African Americans have declined and gaps in disparity are closing, but improvements needed in testing and treatment services

Statement | Media Summaries | Fact Sheet | Graphics

2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections – February 15, 2017

CDC released estimates of the number of annual HIV infections (HIV incidence) in the United States – overall and by transmission group – at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections on Feb. 14, 2017, in Seattle. These estimates provide the most up-to-date picture of HIV trends in the United States. Additionally, research from a joint study by The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and CDC suggests that for gay and bisexual men, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention, along with testing for and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), can reduce not only HIV, but also some STIs, even in the presence of some reductions in condom usage.

Press Release | Fact Sheet | Graphics | Study Summary


Battling HIV in the African American Community – February 2, 2017

HIV diagnoses among African Americans have declined and gaps in disparity are closing, but improvements needed in testing and treatment services

Statement | Media Summaries | Fact Sheet | Graphics

No 2017 releases to date.

Latest analysis of TB trends in US indicates progress is slow – March 23, 2017

New preliminary data of tuberculosis cases in the United States indicates progress is too slow to eliminate TB in this century.

Statement | Fact Sheet | Graphics

New Hepatitis C Infections Nearly Tripled Over Five Years – May 11, 2017

New preliminary data released today shows that, in over just five years, the number of new hepatitis C infections reported to CDC has nearly tripled, reaching a 15-year high. The greatest increases, and the highest overall number of cases, were among young people 20-29, with injection drug use as the primary route of transmission. However, the majority (three-quarters) of the 3.5 million Americans already living with hepatitis C are baby boomers, born from 1945 to 1965, who are six times more likely to be infected with hepatitis C than those in other age groups and are at much greater risk for death from the virus.

Press ReleaseFull ReportMMWR  | Media Summary | Graphics

No 2017 releases to date.

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