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2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections - February 15, 2017
CDC released estimates of the number of annual HIV infections (HIV incidence) in the United States – overall and by transmission group – at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections on Feb. 14, 2017, in Seattle. These estimates provide the most up-to-date picture of HIV trends in the United States. Additionally, research from a joint study by The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and CDC suggests that for gay and bisexual men, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention, along with testing for and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), can reduce not only HIV, but also some STIs, even in the presence of some reductions in condom usage.
Battling HIV in the African American Community - February 2, 2017
HIV diagnoses among African Americans have declined and gaps in disparity are closing, but improvements needed in testing and treatment services
CDC Vital Signs: HIV and Injection Drug Use - November 29, 2016
Use of syringe services programs has increased substantially during the last decade, but most people who inject drugs are still not using sterile needles consistently, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.
2016 International AIDS Society Conference: New Research on HIV Risk Behaviors in Gay, Bisexual Male High School Students - July 20, 2016
New CDC data presented today at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, suggests there are no significant differences in several HIV-related risk behaviors among male students in ninth through 12th grades who identify as heterosexual, gay or bisexual.
2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections - February 23-24, 2016
CDC researchers will be presenting findings from more than 40 studies in Boston, Massachusetts from February 22-25, 2016 on the latest developments in the prevention and treatment of HIV and related infectious diseases.
New Trends in HIV Care by Race - February 4, 2016
Despite the promising sign of declining HIV diagnoses over the past decade, new CDC findings demonstrate yet another persistent disparity that prolongs the epidemic among African Americans.
CDC Statement on Syringe Services Programs - December 21, 2015
Statement from Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director, CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, regarding Congress giving states and local communities the opportunity to use federal funds to support certain aspects of syringe services programs.
- Annual HIV infections declined 18% in the U.S. falling from an estimated 45,700 new infections in 2008 to 37,600 in 2014.
- African Americans and gay & bisexual men face a heavier burden of HIV and are at higher risk for infection.
Eugene McCray, MD
Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
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