HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Have You Heard? Facts From The Field is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to provide CDC and the field with facts and news from state, tribal, local and territorial public health agencies. We invite you to read and share this information broadly.
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June 27, 2014
December 7, 2011
- 72% of respondents from a Massachusetts consumer study of HIV-infected individuals reported a low or undetectable HIV viral load — nearly three times more than the nationally reported rate.
- Nearly 115,000 HIV tests were conducted and 73% of new HIV-positive persons have been linked to care since NYC launched the Brooklyn Knows initiative in 2010.
- Since October 2011, more than 5,000 people have been screened for HIV in southeast Washington, DC while they waited for services at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
November 30, 2011
- Local landlords now test for lead after Maine's Tracking Program identified that 40% of childhood lead poisoning cases occurred in five urban rental housing areas.
- Data from California's Tracking Program influenced San Jose city leaders to open public cooling centers to prevent heat illness during record summer temperature days.
- New York City agencies pursed restricting the use of indoor bug bombs based on a report by the city's tracking program, and other partners, which showed bug bombs could cause injury and illness.
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