2019 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).

2019 News & Announcements

STDs increased for the fifth consecutive year, reaching all-time high – October 8, 2019

CDC’s 2018 STD Surveillance Report show increases across all three of the most commonly reported STDs, with syphilis among newborns as a growing threat.

Press Release | Full Report | Fact Sheetpdf icon | Graphics


HHS Awards $13.5 Million to Acclerate State and Local Planning Efforts for Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America – October 2, 2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through CDC, has awarded funds to conduct state and local planning and kick off community involvement for the proposed federal initiative to end the HIV epidemic in America.

Press Release


Most Americans Have Never Had an HIV Test, New Data Show – June 27, 2019

New CDC data show that most people in the United States have never had an HIV test – though CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 – 64 years be screened at least once in their lifetime.

Press Release | Comunicado de Prensa | MMWR | Data Summarypdf icon


Adolescent Connectedness and Adult Health Outcomes – June 24, 2019

Helping young people feel engaged and cared for at home and at school — also called connectedness — may have substantial health benefits that last well beyond their teenage years, suggests a CDC study published in Pediatrics.

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Updated Recommendations for TB Screening, Testing and Treatment of U.S. Health Care Personnel – May 16, 2019

Historically, U.S. health care personnel were at increased risk for latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease from occupational exposures, but recent data suggest that this is no longer the case. CDC and the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association have updated the 2005 CDC recommendations for health care personnel.

Media Summary |  MMWR | Graphics


CDC Releases Preliminary 2018 TB Data – March 21, 2019

Preliminary 2018 data, released today in advance of World TB Day, show that while TB case counts are the lowest on record, there is slowed progress toward TB elimination.

Media Summary | Graphics | MMWR


Leading HIV Experts Convene 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference – March 18, 2019

In support of the conference theme – Getting to No New Infections – speakers, including U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II, CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Health Resources & Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau Associate Administrator, Laura Cheever, M.D., and NCHHSTP Director Jonathan Mermin, M.D., will share their vision and insights on the coordinated federal effort to eliminate HIV in the United States within a decade: Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for Americaexternal icon.

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CDC Vital Signs: HIV Transmission along the Continuum of Care, 2016 – March 18, 2019

Published on the first day of CDC’s 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference, a new CDC Vital Signs report provides the latest data on the impact of undiagnosed and untreated HIV in the nation and underscores the critical need to expand HIV testing and treatment in the U.S.

Press Release | MMWR | Graphics | Vital Signs


2019 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections – March 7, 2019

A new CDC analysis presented today at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle, Washington finds more gay and bisexual men at high risk for HIV are using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), but significant gaps remain – especially among African Americans and Latinos.


Progress in HIV prevention has stalled; need for immediate action — ‘Ending the Epidemic: A Plan for America’ – February 27, 2019

Annual HIV infections (“HIV incidence”) in the United States have been reduced by more than two-thirds since the height of the epidemic in the mid-1980s, but CDC data indicate that progress has stalled in recent years. Following about five years of declines, the estimated number of new HIV infections began to level off in 2013 at about 39,000 per year — reinforcing the need for more action to end America’s HIV epidemic. The report also finds that new HIV infections declined in some populations, but increased in others.

Press Release | Fact Sheetpdf icon | Data Summarypdf icon |Graphics | Full Reportpdf icon | HIV.govexternal icon

HHS Awards $13.5 Million to Acclerate State and Local Planning Efforts for Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America – October 2, 2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through CDC, has awarded funds to conduct state and local planning and kick off community involvement for the proposed federal initiative to end the HIV epidemic in America.

Press Release


Most Americans Have Never Had an HIV Test, New Data Show – June 27, 2019

New CDC data show that most people in the United States have never had an HIV test – though CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 – 64 years be screened at least once in their lifetime.

Press Release | Comunicado de Prensa | MMWR | Data Summarypdf icon


Leading HIV Experts Convene 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference – March 18, 2019

In support of the conference theme – Getting to No New Infections – speakers, including U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II, CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Health Resources & Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau Associate Administrator, Laura Cheever, M.D., and NCHHSTP Director Jonathan Mermin, M.D., will share their vision and insights on the coordinated federal effort to eliminate HIV in the United States within a decade: Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for Americaexternal icon.

Press Release


CDC Vital Signs: HIV Transmission along the Continuum of Care, 2016 – March 18, 2019

Published on the first day of CDC’s 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference, a new CDC Vital Signs report provides the latest data on the impact of undiagnosed and untreated HIV in the nation and underscores the critical need to expand HIV testing and treatment in the U.S.

Press Release | MMWR | Graphics | Vital Signs


2019 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections – March 7, 2019

A new CDC analysis presented today at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle, Washington finds more gay and bisexual men at high risk for HIV are using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), but significant gaps remain – especially among African Americans and Latinos.


Progress in HIV prevention has stalled; need for immediate action — ‘Ending the Epidemic: A Plan for America’ – February 27, 2019

Annual HIV infections (“HIV incidence”) in the United States have been reduced by more than two-thirds since the height of the epidemic in the mid-1980s, but CDC data indicate that progress has stalled in recent years. Following about five years of declines, the estimated number of new HIV infections began to level off in 2013 at about 39,000 per year — reinforcing the need for more action to end America’s HIV epidemic. The report also finds that new HIV infections declined in some populations, but increased in others.

Press Release | Fact Sheetpdf icon | Data Summarypdf icon |Graphics | Full Reportpdf icon | HIV.govexternal icon

STDs increased for the fifth consecutive year, reaching all-time high – October 8, 2019

CDC’s 2018 STD Surveillance Report show increases across all three of the most commonly reported STDs, with syphilis among newborns as a growing threat.

Press Release | Full Report | Fact Sheetpdf icon | Graphics

Updated Recommendations for TB Screening, Testing and Treatment of U.S. Health Care Personnel – May 16, 2019

Historically, U.S. health care personnel were at increased risk for latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease from occupational exposures, but recent data suggest that this is no longer the case. CDC and the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association have updated the 2005 CDC recommendations for health care personnel.

Media Summary |  MMWR | Graphics


CDC Releases Preliminary 2018 TB Data – March 21, 2019

Preliminary 2018 data, released today in advance of World TB Day, show that while TB case counts are the lowest on record, there is slowed progress toward TB elimination.

Media Summary | Graphics | MMWR

Adolescent Connectedness and Adult Health Outcomes – June 24, 2019

Helping young people feel engaged and cared for at home and at school — also called connectedness — may have substantial health benefits that last well beyond their teenage years, suggests a CDC study published in Pediatrics.

Press Release | Articleexternal icon | Graphics

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Page last reviewed: February 27, 2019