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CDC Vital Signs: Ending HIV Transmission — Test, Treat, and Prevent – December 3, 2019

Far too many Americans with HIV are unaware that they have it. Far too few have the virus under control through effective treatment. And far too few Americans at risk for HIV are taking the daily pill that prevents HIV.

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HHS Awards $13.5 Million to Accelerate 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Fast Facts
  • The number of new HIV infections in the U.S. has stabilized in recent years – new infections began to level off in 2013 at about 39,000 per year.
  • African Americans and gay & bisexual men face a heavier burden of HIV and are at higher risk for infection.
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