2023 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).

2023 News & Announcements

U.S. Syphilis Cases in Newborns Continue to Increase: A 10-Times Increase Over a Decade – November 7, 2023

CDC is recommending concerted action to stop the increase of newborn syphilis cases and continues to sound the alarm about the consequences of a rapidly accelerating epidemic of sexually transmitted infections in the United States. Syphilis during pregnancy can cause tragic outcomes, like miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, and lifelong medical issues. Newborn syphilis occurs when mothers do not receive timely testing and treatment during pregnancy.

Press Release | Comunicado de Prensa | MMWR| Graphics | Vital Signs


Hepatitis C Cures Still Fail to Reach Most Americans Who Need Them – June 29, 2023

A new CDC report suggests the majority of people with hepatitis C still have not been cured nearly a decade after breakthrough treatments that clear the viral infection were first approved in the United States. The findings highlight the urgent need for a proposed national program that would end much of the suffering and death from hepatitis C by eliminating the disease in the United States.

Press Release | Comunicado de Prensa |MMWR| Graphic


HIV Declines Among Young People – Driving Overall Decrease in New Infections in 2021 – May 23, 2023

Estimated annual new HIV infections were 12% lower in 2021 compared to 2017 according to new CDC data. The decline was driven by a 34% decrease in new infections among 13- to 24-year-olds, mostly among gay and bisexual males. HIV prevention efforts must go further and progress must be faster for gains to reach populations equitably and for national goals to end the HIV epidemic to be reached.

Press Release | Comunicado de Prensa |HIV Incidence/Prevalence Estimates (2017-2021) | HIV Monitoring Report (2017-2021)


U.S. STI Epidemic Showed No Signs of Slowing in 2021 – April 11, 2023

Reported cases of the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis all increased between 2020 and 2021 – reaching a total of more than 2.5 million reported cases. CDC calls for more groups to contribute to STI prevention and innovation efforts.

Media Statement | Declaración | Report | Fact Sheet|Graphics


TB is Still Here – CDC Data Show U.S. Cases Increased Again in 2022 – March 23, 2023

Preliminary TB data show that the number of U.S. TB disease cases increased by 5% in 2022, with considerable increases in some groups. CDC is calling on healthcare providers and communities disproportionately affected by TB to Think. Test. Treat TB.

Media Statement | Declaración | MMWR | Graphic


Response to New STI Prevention Tools & Approaches Research at CROI 2023 – February 20, 2023

More tools are desperately needed in the nation’s fight against STIs. Ongoing increases in reported STIs show no signs of slowing without long-term investment and game-changing innovations in STI prevention, rapid diagnostics, vaccine-development, and treatment. The recent momentum in research exploring STI prevention is encouraging, particularly in a field that has lacked innovation for so long.


U.S. Teen Girls Experiencing Increased Sadness and Violence – February 13, 2023

U.S. teen girls are experiencing record high levels of violence, sadness, and suicide risk, and LBGQ+ teens continue to face extremely high levels of violence and mental health challenges. Findings raise urgency to invest in schools as vital lifeline to help struggling youth.

Press Release | Fact Sheet | Report


World AIDS Day 2022 Media Statement – December 1, 2022

COVID-19 disruptions in HIV testing and prevention
highlight need for innovation and investment before the next public health emergency.

HIV Declines Among Young People – Driving Overall Decrease in New Infections in 2021 – May 23, 2023

Estimated annual new HIV infections were 12% lower in 2021 compared to 2017 according to new CDC data. The decline was driven by a 34% decrease in new infections among 13- to 24-year-olds, mostly among gay and bisexual males. HIV prevention efforts must go further and progress must be faster for gains to reach populations equitably and for national goals to end the HIV epidemic to be reached.

Press Release | Comunicado de Prensa |HIV Incidence/Prevalence Estimates (2017-2021) | HIV Monitoring Report (2017-2021)


World AIDS Day 2022 Media Statement – December 1, 2022

COVID-19 disruptions in HIV testing and prevention
highlight need for innovation and investment before the next public health emergency.

U.S. Syphilis Cases in Newborns Continue to Increase: A 10-Times Increase Over a Decade – November 7, 2023

CDC is recommending concerted action to stop the increase of newborn syphilis cases and continues to sound the alarm about the consequences of a rapidly accelerating epidemic of sexually transmitted infections in the United States. Syphilis during pregnancy can cause tragic outcomes, like miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, and lifelong medical issues. Newborn syphilis occurs when mothers do not receive timely testing and treatment during pregnancy.

Press Release | Comunicado de Prensa | MMWR| Graphics | Vital Signs


U.S. STI Epidemic Showed No Signs of Slowing in 2021 – April 11, 2023

Reported cases of the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis all increased between 2020 and 2021 – reaching a total of more than 2.5 million reported cases. CDC calls for more groups to contribute to STI prevention and innovation efforts.

Media Statement | Declaración | Report | Fact Sheet|Graphics


Response to New STI Prevention Tools & Approaches Research at CROI 2023 – February 20, 2023

More tools are desperately needed in the nation’s fight against STIs. Ongoing increases in reported STIs show no signs of slowing without long-term investment and game-changing innovations in STI prevention, rapid diagnostics, vaccine-development, and treatment. The recent momentum in research exploring STI prevention is encouraging, particularly in a field that has lacked innovation for so long.


CDC Response to Doxy-PEP data presented at 2022 International AIDS Conference – July 27, 2022

The first look at the data presented at the 2022 International AIDS Conference showed doxy-PEP demonstrated significant effectiveness and tolerability against these common STIs in gay and bisexual men and transgender women with HIV or taking HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) over the course of this study.

 

TB is Still Here – CDC Data Show U.S. Cases Increased Again in 2022 – March 23, 2023

Preliminary TB data show that the number of U.S. TB disease cases increased by 5% in 2022, with considerable increases in some groups. CDC is calling on healthcare providers and communities disproportionately affected by TB to Think. Test. Treat TB.

Media Statement | Declaración | MMWR | Graphic


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

Hepatitis C Cures Still Fail to Reach Most Americans Who Need Them – June 29, 2023

A new CDC report suggests the majority of people with hepatitis C still have not been cured nearly a decade after breakthrough treatments that clear the viral infection were first approved in the United States. The findings highlight the urgent need for a proposed national program that would end much of the suffering and death from hepatitis C by eliminating the disease in the United States.

Press Release | Comunicado de Prensa |MMWR| Graphic


Less than 1 in 3 people diagnosed with hepatitis C receive treatment within a year of diagnosis – August 9, 2022

A new CDC Vital Signs report finds that too few people diagnosed with hepatitis C are being treated, even though hepatitis C is curable.

Press Release | Comunicado de Prensa | MMWR  | Graphics | Vital Signs

U.S. Teen Girls Experiencing Increased Sadness and Violence – February 13, 2023

U.S. teen girls are experiencing record high levels of violence, sadness, and suicide risk, and LBGQ+ teens continue to face extremely high levels of violence and mental health challenges. Findings raise urgency to invest in schools as vital lifeline to help struggling youth.

Press Release | Fact Sheet | Report


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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