April 9, 2016

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

  • HIV Testing, Linkage to HIV Medical Care, and Interviews for Partner Services Among Women — 61 Health Department Jurisdictions, United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2015
    on October 19, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Analysis of 2015 data on CDC-funded HIV tests and HIV prevention services from 61 health departments and 123 community-based organizations indicated that among women identified as having HIV infection, 62% had received a diagnosis of HIV infection before the current test, and 87% of those women were not in HIV medical care at the time of the test. Rates for linkage to medical care within 90 days of the current test date were 61% and 58% for women with newly diagnosed and previously diagnosed HIV infection, respectively. Among women with previously diagnosed HIV infection, 57% of black women and 65% of white women were linked to HIV medical care. […]

  • HIV in the South Meeting Notes
    on October 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

    On April 19, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held the HIV in the South town hall meeting to elicit individual participant feedback on addressing HIV-related health disparities in Deep South states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas). The meeting’s town hall format allowed invited participants—who were individuals with experience and expertise in conducting HIV prevention efforts in these states—to provide l feedback on their challenges, experiences, and suggestions for addressing HIV-related health disparities in the South. The meeting notes provide an overview of key presentations and a summary of the facilitated and roundtable discussions. These meeting notes are not formal CDC recommendations, nor the collective opinions and perspectives of all invited participants. If you would like ... […]

  • HIV Treatment as Prevention
    on October 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    This page discusses how HIV treatment can keep people healthy if they are living with HIV and help prevent HIV transmission. […]

  • Dear Colleague: CDC Observes National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day
    on October 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    October 15, 2017 is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day, a day to focus on preventing HIV among Hispanics/Latinos and helping those living with HIV stay healthy. […]

  • HIV Care Outcomes Among Hispanics or Latinos with Diagnosed HIV Infection — United States, 2015
    on October 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    In 2015, 58.1% of HIV infections among Hispanics or Latinos aged =13 years with diagnosed HIV infection in 38 jurisdictions with complete laboratory reporting were diagnosed at an earlier stage (stage 1 or 2) and another 18.8% at an unknown stage; 75.4% were linked to care within 1 month of diagnosis. Among Hispanics or Latinos living with diagnosed HIV infection at year-end 2014, 70.2% received care, 58.3% were retained in care, and 58.2% were virally suppressed. […]

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