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2018 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).

2018 News & Announcements

Newborn syphilis cases more than double in four years, reaching 20-year high – September 25, 2018

CDC’s 2017 STD Surveillance Report show increases of congenital syphilis – when syphilis is passed from mother to baby during pregnancy or delivery – are outpacing overall increases of STDs nationwide.

Press Release | Full Report | Fact Sheet | Graphics


2018 STD Prevention Conference: New CDC Analysis Shows Steep and Sustained Increases in STDs – August 28, 2018

CDC presented preliminary surveillance data at the 2018 STD Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C. It found recent increases in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have continued for four consecutive years — and that the nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported to CDC for 2017 exceed the previous 2016 record by more than 200,000 cases. CDC also presented the latest information on emerging antibiotic resistance in gonorrhea — and underscored the continued concerns about this potential threat.

Press Release | Telebriefing Transcript | Data Table | Graphics


CDC Releases Updated Recommendations for Treatment of Latent TB Infection – June 28, 2018

CDC released updated recommendations for use of once-weekly isoniazid-rifapentine for 12 weeks (3HP) for treatment of latent TB infection. The updated recommendations support expanded use of an effective, shorter, treatment regimen to reach even more people with latent TB infection.

Media Summary  |   Graphics  |   MMWR  | Fact Sheet


CDC Data Provide Insights on the Risk of HIV & STDs Among Nation’s Youth – June 14, 2018

The 2017 YRBS data reveals disparities across multiple health risk behaviors and experiences in the areas of sexual risk behavior, substance abuse, violence victimization, mental health and suicide for all U.S. high school students.

Press Release |   Data Summaries  |   Graphics   |   Responsible Reporting Guide   |   MMWR  | Trends Report


Tuberculosis continues to decline in the U.S., but progress toward elimination is slowing – March 22, 2018

Preliminary 2017 data, released today in advance of World TB Day, show that while TB case counts reached a record low in 2017, the rate of decline is too slow to eliminate TB during this century.

Press Release | Fact Sheet | MMWR | Graphics | Audio Clips


2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections – March 6, 2018

A new CDC analysis presented today at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, Mass., suggests only a small percentage of Americans who could benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) have been prescribed it. Furthermore, while two-thirds of people who could potentially benefit are African American or Latino, they account for the smallest percentage of PrEP prescriptions to date. Additionally, two new CDC analyses presented at CROI demonstrate the effectiveness of SSPs and HIV testing and treatment in helping to end a large outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID).

Press Release | Graphics | Data Table | Additional Studies of Interest

2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections – March 6, 2018

A new CDC analysis presented today at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, Mass., suggests only a small percentage of Americans who could benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) have been prescribed it. Furthermore, while two-thirds of people who could potentially benefit are African American or Latino, they account for the smallest percentage of PrEP prescriptions to date. Additionally, two new CDC analyses presented at CROI demonstrate the effectiveness of SSPs and HIV testing and treatment in helping to end a large outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID).

Press Release | Graphics | Data Table | Additional Studies of Interest

Newborn syphilis cases more than double in four years, reaching 20-year high – September 25, 2018

CDC’s 2017 STD Surveillance Report show increases of congenital syphilis – when syphilis is passed from mother to baby during pregnancy or delivery – are outpacing overall increases of STDs nationwide.

Press Release | Full Report | Fact Sheet | Graphics


2018 STD Prevention Conference: New CDC Analysis Shows Steep and Sustained Increases in STDs – August 28, 2018

CDC presented preliminary surveillance data at the 2018 STD Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C. It found recent increases in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have continued for four consecutive years — and that the nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported to CDC for 2017 exceed the previous 2016 record by more than 200,000 cases. CDC also presented the latest information on emerging antibiotic resistance in gonorrhea — and underscored the continued concerns about this potential threat.

Press Release | Telebriefing Transcript | Data Table | Graphics

CDC Releases Updated Recommendations for Treatment of Latent TB Infection – June 28, 2018

CDC released updated recommendations for use of once-weekly isoniazid-rifapentine for 12 weeks (3HP) for treatment of latent TB infection. The updated recommendations support expanded use of an effective, shorter, treatment regimen to reach even more people with latent TB infection.

Media Summary  |   Graphics  |   MMWR  | Fact Sheet


Tuberculosis continues to decline in the U.S., but progress toward elimination is slowing – March 22, 2018

Preliminary 2017 data, released today in advance of World TB Day, show that while TB case counts reached a record low in 2017, the rate of decline is too slow to eliminate TB during this century.

Press Release | Fact Sheet | MMWR | Graphics | Audio Clips

CDC Data Provide Insights on the Risk of HIV & STDs Among Nation’s Youth – June 14, 2018

The 2017 YRBS data reveals disparities across multiple health risk behaviors and experiences in the areas of sexual risk behavior, substance abuse, violence victimization, mental health and suicide for all U.S. high school students.

Press Release |   Data Summaries  |   Graphics   |   Responsible Reporting Guide   |   MMWR  | Trends Report

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