April 9, 2016

News

HIV/AIDS New and updated CDC resources on HIV and AIDS

  • Social Determinants of Health among Adults with Diagnosed HIV Infection in 13 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2015
    on August 15, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    A new HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report focuses on census tract-level social determinants of health (SDH) among adults with HIV infection diagnosed in 2015 in 11 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The SDH variables examined are: percentage of the population living below federal poverty, percentage of the population with less than a high school diploma, median household income, percentage of the population unemployed, percentage of residents without health insurance coverage, and new to this report, percentage of vacant housing unit. This report presents a snapshot of the environment in which people lived at the time of HIV diagnosis. […]

  • Recommendations for HIV Screening of Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men — United States, 2017
    on August 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    CDC concludes that the evidence, programmatic experience, and expert opinions are insufficient to warrant changing the current recommendation (annual screening for MSM) to more frequent screening (every 3 or 6 months). Therefore, CDC’s 2006 recommendation for HIV screening of MSM is unchanged; providers in clinical settings should offer HIV screening at least annually to all sexually active MSM. Clinicians can also consider the potential benefits of more frequent HIV screening (e.g., every 3 or 6 months) for some asymptomatic sexually active MSM based on their individual risk factors, local HIV epidemiology, and local policies. […]

  • Learn About the HIV Screening. Standard Care. Campaign.
    on August 8, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    The HIV Screening. Standard Care.TM (HSSC) program educates primary care clinicians about the importance of making HIV screening a routine part of care. The HSSC website provides clinicians and patients with free materials and continuing education opportunities, as well tools and other resources for implementing HIV screening. […]

  • Surveillance Special Report – HIV Infection, Risk, Prevention, and Testing Behaviors Among Persons Who Inject Drugs – 20 Cities, United States, 2015
    on August 3, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    This report summarizes findings from the fourth NHBS data collection among PWID, which was conducted in 2015. […]

  • Syringe Services Program Info Sheet
    on August 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Syringe Services Program (SSP) which have also been referred to as syringe exchange programs (SEPs), needle exchange programs (NEPs) and needle-syringe programs (NSPs) are community-based programs that provide access to sterile needles and syringes free of cost and facilitate safe disposal of used needles and syringes. […]

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