2022 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).

2022 News & Announcements

HIV testing dropped sharply during first year of COVID-19 – June 23, 2022

New CDC data show a sharp decrease in the number of CDC-funded HIV tests administered from 2019 to 2020, including concerning drops among groups disproportionately affected by HIV.

Media Statement | MMWR  | Media Fact Sheet


STDs continued to increase in 2020 – April 12, 2022

STDs in the United States decreased during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, but most resurged by the end of that year as reported cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, and congenital syphilis surpassed 2019 levels.

Press Release | Comunicado de Prensa | Full Report | Graphics


New CDC data illuminate youth mental health threats during COVID-19 pandemic – March 31, 2022

New CDC analyses published today shine additional light on the mental, physical, and emotional health of U.S. high school students during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a disproportionate level of threats that some students experienced.

MMWRs|Data Tables | Graphics | Telebriefing Audio


COVID-19 likely had a substantial effect on U.S. TB disease trends – March 24, 2022

Preliminary CDC data, released on World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, show that TB disease diagnoses fell 20% in 2020 and remained 13% lower in 2021 than pre-pandemic levels. These declines may be related to factors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, including a true reduction in incidence as well as delayed or missed TB diagnoses.

Media Statement |MMWR | Fact Sheet | Graphics


CDC Data Highlights Factors that Contribute to Continuing HIV Disparities in the U.S. – February 3, 2022

Despite overall progress in reducing HIV transmission in the United States, HIV continues to affect some groups more than others due to longstanding and ingrained barriers. Black or African American (hereafter referred to as Black) people account for a higher proportion of new HIV infections, compared to other races and ethnicities. Black people accounted for 13% of the U.S. population but 40% of people with HIV in 2019, according to CDC estimates.

Media Statement | Fact Sheet | Graphics  | MMWR  | MMWR

HIV testing dropped sharply during first year of COVID-19 – June 23, 2022

New CDC data show a sharp decrease in the number of CDC-funded HIV tests administered from 2019 to 2020, including concerning drops among groups disproportionately affected by HIV.

Media Statement | MMWR  | Media Fact Sheet


CDC Data Highlights Factors that Contribute to Continuing HIV Disparities in the U.S. – February 3, 2022

Despite overall progress in reducing HIV transmission in the United States, HIV continues to affect some groups more than others due to longstanding and ingrained barriers. Black or African American (hereafter referred to as Black) people account for a higher proportion of new HIV infections, compared to other races and ethnicities. Black people accounted for 13% of the U.S. population but 40% of people with HIV in 2019, according to CDC estimates.

Media Statement | Fact Sheet | Graphics  | MMWR  | MMWR

STDs continued to increase in 2020 – April 12, 2022

STDs in the United States decreased during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, but most resurged by the end of that year as reported cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, and congenital syphilis surpassed 2019 levels.

Press Release | Comunicado de Prensa | Full Report | Graphics

COVID-19 likely had a substantial effect on U.S. TB disease trends – March 24, 2022

Preliminary CDC data, released on World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, show that TB disease diagnoses fell 20% in 2020 and remained 13% lower in 2021 than pre-pandemic levels. These declines may be related to factors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, including a true reduction in incidence as well as delayed or missed TB diagnoses.

Media Statement |MMWR | Fact Sheet | Graphics

New CDC data illuminate youth mental health threats during COVID-19 pandemic – March 31, 2022

New CDC analyses published today shine additional light on the mental, physical, and emotional health of U.S. high school students during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a disproportionate level of threats that some students experienced.

MMWRs|Data Tables | Graphics | Telebriefing Audio


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Page last reviewed: April 12, 2022