July 2020

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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July 24, 2020
  • Contact tracing—or reaching out to people who have an infectious disease, and those they came in contact with, to help them take care of themselves and protect others—is critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19.
  • Successful contract tracing requires staff with training and access to social and medical support systems that can help patients and contacts.
  • Health departments can use CDC’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Communication Toolkit to spread the word about the importance of contact tracing and how we can work together to stop COVID-19.
July 10, 2020
  • HIV can affect anyone, regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, gender, or age, but certain groups are at higher risk.
  • To help people estimate their individual risk of getting or transmitting HIV, CDC has released the HIV Risk Reduction Tool, a customizable online tool that shows users how to lower their risk of HIV and find nearby testing and preventive services.
  • Health professionals can promote the tool and encourage people to learn about the HIV risk of different sexual behaviors and how various risk and protective factors can change that risk.

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 They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: July 24, 2020