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October, 2017

STDs at record high, indicating urgent need for prevention

STDs at record high, indicating urgent need for prevention
September 26, 2017 - More than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever, according to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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August, 2017

More people with HIV have the virus under control

More people with HIV have the virus under control
Of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States, 85 percent were diagnosed and knew they had HIV, and 49 percent had the virus under control through HIV treatment, according to new CDC estimates based on the most recent national data from 2014. CDC previously estimated that in 2010, 28 percent of people living with HIV in America had the virus under control.
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June, 2017

New Hepatitis C Infections Nearly Tripled over Five Years

New Hepatitis C Infections Nearly Tripled over Five Years
Over just five years, the number of new hepatitis C virus infections reported to CDC has nearly tripled, reaching a 15-year high, according to new preliminary surveillance data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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March, 2017

New HIV infections drop 18 percent in six years

New HIV infections drop 18 percent in six years
February 14, 2017 - The number of annual HIV infections in the United States fell 18 percent between 2008 and 2014 - from an estimated 45,700 to 37,600 - according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presented today at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle. Progress, however, was not the same among all populations or areas of the country.
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Study Suggests STI Testing and Treatment as Part of PrEP Care may Reduce Bacterial STIs among Gay and Bisexual Men

Study Suggests STI Testing and Treatment as Part of PrEP Care may Reduce Bacterial STIs among Gay and Bisexual Men
February 15, 2017 - A joint modeling study by The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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 (STI), can reduce not only HIV, but also some STIs, even in the presence of some reductions in condom usage.
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February, 2017

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2017

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2017
Statement by Eugene McCray, M.D., Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the National Center for HIV/AIDS Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, CDC: This year's National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (February 7) offers us a moment to reflect on the tremendous toll HIV has taken on a generation of African-Americans in this country. It is also an opportunity to recognize the collective progress we've achieved in the African-American community: new diagnoses among African-Americans dropped by 14 percent from 2010 to 2014.
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December, 2016

Use of syringe services programs increases, but access must improve for greater HIV prevention

Use of syringe services programs increases, but access must improve for greater HIV prevention
Use of syringe services programs (SSPs) has increased substantially during the past decade, but most people who inject drugs still don't always use sterile needles, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report published today. Sharing needles and syringes is a direct route of transmission for HIV and hepatitis B and C viruses.
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November, 2016

Reported STDs at Unprecedented High in the U.S.

Reported STDs at Unprecedented High in the U.S.
October 19, 2016 - Total combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in 2015 reached the highest number ever, according to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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October, 2016

New Warning Signs that Gonorrhea Treatment May be Losing Effectiveness

New Warning Signs that Gonorrhea Treatment May be Losing Effectiveness
For the first time in the United States, health officials have identified a cluster of gonorrhea infections that shows both decreased susceptibility to ceftriaxone and very high-level resistance to azithromycin. Ceftriaxone and azithromycin are the two drugs that make up the dual regimen that is the last available effective gonorrhea treatment option. An experimental oral antibiotic being tested in a clinical study may offer a new option for this sexually transmitted disease (STD). The findings were presented today at the 2016 STD Prevention Conference in Atlanta.
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September, 2016

CDC Statement on New Latent TB Screening Recommendation

CDC Statement on New Latent TB Screening Recommendation
September 5, 2016 - Statement from Philip LoBue, M.D., Director, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC - Today the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a recommendation in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) encouraging providers to test for latent tuberculosis (TB) infection in populations at increased risk. This recommendation will increase efforts to find and treat people who have latent TB infection and is an important step forward in our national strategy for eliminating TB.
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First National Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students' Health Finds Higher Levels of Physical/Sexual Violence and

First National Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students' Health Finds Higher Levels of Physical/Sexual Violence and
The first nationally representative study of U.S. lesbian, gay, and bisexual high school students finds that lesbian, gay, and bisexual students experience substantially higher levels of physical and sexual violence and bullying than other students.
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August, 2016

Antibiotic resistance threatens gonorrhea treatment

Antibiotic resistance threatens gonorrhea treatment
Resistance to azithromycin, a first-line antibiotic used to treat gonorrhea, is emerging, according to CDC findings published today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.&nbsp CDC currently recommends a combination gonorrhea treatment with two antibiotics – an oral dose of azithromycin and single shot of ceftriaxone. Findings released today from CDC’s surveillance system for monitoring the threat of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea show that the percentage of gonorrhea isolates with decreased susceptibility to azithromycin, an indicator of emerging resistance, increased more than 400 percent between 2013 and 2014 (from 0.6 percent to 2.5 percent of gonorrhea isolates). This is a distressing sign that the future of current treatment options may be in jeopardy and underscores the importance of the federal government’s Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (CARB) Action Plan
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Gay & Bisexual Teen Males No More Likely than Heterosexual Teen Males to Engage in Several Sexual Risk Behaviors

Gay & Bisexual Teen Males No More Likely than Heterosexual Teen Males to Engage in Several Sexual Risk Behaviors
New CDC data presented today at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, suggest there are no significant differences in several HIV-related risk behaviors among U.S. male students in ninth through 12th grades who identify as heterosexual, gay, or bisexual. Still, young gay and bisexual males are at much higher risk for HIV because their sex partners are more likely to be infected with HIV.
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Increases in Hepatitis C Threaten Young Women and Babies

Increases in Hepatitis C Threaten Young Women and Babies
The rate of women of childbearing age (WCBA) testing positive for hepatitis C increased by 22 percent across the United States between 2011 and 2014 (from 139 to 169 per 100,000 WCBA), according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over the same time period, the national rate of infants born to women living with hepatitis C increased by 68 percent (from 0.19 percent to 0.32 percent).
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June, 2016

New Analyses Offer Clearer Picture of Where to Target HIV Prevention and Care Efforts to reach Gay and Bisexual Men

New Analyses Offer Clearer Picture of Where to Target HIV Prevention and Care Efforts to reach Gay and Bisexual Men
In the United States, the burden of HIV is disproportionately high for men who have sex with men (MSM), who account for approximately two-thirds of all new diagnoses each year. Results from a new study estimating rates of HIV prevalence (number of people living with an HIV diagnosis) among MSM at local levels highlight areas where gay and bisexual men are at greatest risk for HIV infection. Focusing on these areas will allow health departments and community-based organizations to provide HIV prevention and care resources to MSM who need them most.
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May, 2016

Hepatitis C Kills More Americans than Any Other Infectious Disease

Hepatitis C Kills More Americans than Any Other Infectious Disease

New CDC studies underscore urgency of hepatitis C testing and treatment, especially for baby boomers

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April, 2016

CDC Statement: Viral hepatitis driving liver cancer increase in the U.S.

CDC Statement: Viral hepatitis driving liver cancer increase in the U.S.
March 9, 2016- The nation's annual report on cancer, released today, shows that while we are making substantial progress against cancer overall, a rapidly increasing number of Americans are developing and dying from liver cancer, despite the fact that viral hepatitis – a primary cause of liver cancer – is preventable and treatable.
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March, 2016

Half of black gay men and a quarter of Latino gay men projected to be diagnosed within their lifetime

Half of black gay men and a quarter of Latino gay men projected to be diagnosed within their lifetime
If current HIV diagnoses rates persist, about 1 in 2 black men who have sex with men (MSM) and 1 in 4 Latino MSM in the United States will be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime, according to a new analysis by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study, presented today at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, provides the first-ever comprehensive national estimates of the lifetime risk of an HIV diagnosis for several key populations at risk and in every state.
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New CDC study: 185,000 HIV infections could be prevented in U.S. by 2020

New CDC study: 185,000 HIV infections could be prevented in U.S. by 2020
Reaching the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) targets for HIV testing and treatment and expanding the use of daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could prevent an estimated 185,000 new HIV infections in the United States by 2020 – a 70 percent reduction in new infections, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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February, 2016

Despite progress, persistent disparities prolong HIV epidemic among African Americans

Despite progress, persistent disparities prolong HIV epidemic among African Americans
African Americans living with HIV are less likely than white or Latino Americans to receive consistent, ongoing medical care, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report published today in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Despite the promising sign of declining HIV diagnoses over the past decade, these findings demonstrate yet another persistent disparity that prolongs the epidemic among African Americans.
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January, 2016

CDC Statement on Syringe Services Programs

CDC Statement on Syringe Services Programs
Congress has given states and local communities, under limited circumstances, the opportunity to use federal funds to support certain components of syringe services programs. These programs provide sterile injection equipment and may also link individuals to services including HIV and hepatitis C testing and care for those infected, substance abuse treatment, and overdose prevention.
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HIV diagnoses decline almost 20 percent, but progress is uneven

HIV diagnoses decline almost 20 percent, but progress is uneven
December 6, 2015 - Annual HIV diagnoses in the United States fell by 19 percent from 2005 to 2014, driven by dramatic and continuing declines over the decade among several populations including heterosexuals, people who inject drugs, and African Americans – with the steepest declines among black women. However, the same level of success was not seen among all gay and bisexual men.
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New CDC Efforts Offer Individuals Vital Information to Reduce Personal HIV Risk

New CDC Efforts Offer Individuals Vital Information to Reduce Personal HIV Risk
December 7, 2015 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today unveiled two awareness and education efforts designed to reduce new HIV infections by helping people take charge of their health – a new national HIV testing campaign and the beta version of an online tool to help individuals assess and reduce their risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV. The announcements came at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, the only major conference in the United States to focus exclusively on HIV prevention.
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New findings from CDC survey suggest too few schools teach prevention of HIV, STDs, pregnancy

New findings from CDC survey suggest too few schools teach prevention of HIV, STDs, pregnancy
December 9, 2015 - In most of the United States, fewer than half of high schools and only a fifth of middle schools teach all 16 topics recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as essential components of sexual health education.
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Southern states trail rest of nation in HIV treatment, testing

Southern states trail rest of nation in HIV treatment, testing
December 6, 2015 - Death rates among people living with HIV in some Southern states are three times higher than those living in other parts of the country, according to a new state-by-state analysis on progress in HIV prevention and care released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/2015/nhpc.html#RegionalGraphics).
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December, 2015

Reported Cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases on the Rise, Some at Alarming Rate

Reported Cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases on the Rise, Some at Alarming Rate
Reported cases of three nationally notifiable STDs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis – have increased for the first time since 2006, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the 2014 STD Surveillance Report.
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October, 2015

Imagine A Day with HIV

Imagine A Day with HIV
CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On one day, Tuesday, September 22nd, Positively Aware and TPAN are inviting everyone, regardless of HIV status, to get in the picture and participate in A Day with HIV, the magazine's sixth annual anti-stigma photo campaign. On 9/22/2015 people across the world, whether HIV-positive or negative, will visually capture and share a moment of their day – A Day with HIV – to focus attention on what it means to live in a world with HIV.
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August, 2015

New study finds high adherence to daily pill for HIV prevention among both men and women

New study finds high adherence to daily pill for HIV prevention among both men and women
July 20, 2015 -New CDC data from Botswana show that both women and men were highly adherent to using daily oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, over the course of a one-year open-label study. Because this study more closely replicated a real-world setting than its preceding clinical trial – since participants received no financial compensation and all were aware they were taking an active drug – the findings may provide a better indication of likely adherence among women and men seeking to use PrEP for HIV prevention.
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July, 2015

CDC awards $216 million to community-based organizations to deliver the most effective HIV prevention strategies to thos

CDC awards $216 million to community-based organizations to deliver the most effective HIV prevention strategies to thos
July 1, 2015 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today that it has awarded $216 million over five years to 90 community-based organizations (CBOs) nationwide to deliver effective HIV prevention strategies to those at greatest risk, including people of color, men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender individuals, and people who inject drugs.
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April, 2015

CDC leading new efforts to fight HIV among gay, bisexual men and transgender people

CDC leading new efforts to fight HIV among gay, bisexual men and transgender people
March 31, 2015 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will lead new programs totaling more than $185 million in HIV prevention funding for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, with a particular focus on addressing the needs of MSM of color. The multi-faceted strategy will respond to the severe burden of HIV among MSM and transgender men and women through three new programs enabling health departments and local HIV prevention partners to deliver the most effective HIV prevention tools.
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March, 2015

9 in 10 new U.S. HIV infections come from people not receiving HIV care

9 in 10 new U.S. HIV infections come from people not receiving HIV care
February 23, 2015- More than 90 percent of new HIV infections in the United States could be averted by diagnosing people living with HIV and ensuring they receive prompt, ongoing care and treatment. This finding was published today in JAMA Internal Medicine by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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CDC Statement on IPERGAY Trial of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention among Men Who Have Sex with Men

CDC Statement on IPERGAY Trial of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention among Men Who Have Sex with Men
February 24, 2015 - Today at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), the French national HIV research agency ANRS announced results of the IPERGAY trial, which examined a novel dosing strategy for pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, among men who have sex with men (MSM).  The study evaluated a three-day PrEP regimen of tenofovir plus emtricitabine (brand name Truvada) designed to be taken orally before and after sex. The researchers reported that PrEP reduced HIV risk among the MSM who were prescribed this regimen by an average of 86 percent.
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