December 2019

Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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December 13, 2019
  • Across US states, schools were more likely to teach students about suicide and violence prevention in 2018 than in 2008, according to CDC’s 2018 School Health Profiles.
  • However, HIV prevention topics are losing ground in school health education: since 2008, the percentage of schools that taught HIV prevention topics fell from 93% to 87% across US states.
  • States and communities can work with schools to implement and improve school-based health education programs that promote connectedness, support academic performance, and protect the health of youth.
December 6, 2019
  • Ending the HIV epidemic begins with expanded HIV testing to reach the estimated 154,000 people who have HIV and don’t know it.
  • Among people who know they have HIV, only 63% had a suppressed viral load in 2017; by taking HIV medicine routinely, they can stay healthy and have effectively no risk of sexual transmission—according to the latest Vital Signs report.
  • Healthcare providers can help patients prevent HIV acquisition by prescribing pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, to the 1.2 million people who could benefit from it.

Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: December 13, 2019