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Funding Allocations Distributed Under Program Announcement (PA) 04012 by State and Local Health Departments in 2008 and 2009 for CDC-Supported HIV…

Thursday, October 13th, 2011 | Permalink

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awards about $300 million to 59 health departments (50 state health departments, 6 directly funded city health departments, and health departments in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C.) each year under Program Announcement (PA) 04012 (HIV Prevention Projects for State and Local Health Departments) to deliver comprehensive HIV prevention programs/activities to prevent HIV transmission and acquisition in populations most heavily affected by the epidemic.

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Funding Allocations Distributed Under Program Announcement (PA) 04012 by State and Local Health Departments in 2008 and 2009 for CDC-Supported HIV…

MMWR: Results of the Expanded HIV Testing Initiative — 25 Jurisdictions, United States, 2007–2010

Friday, June 24th, 2011 | Permalink

Approximately 20% of the estimated 1.2 million persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States at the end of 2008 were not aware of their infection. Testing, diagnosis, medical care, treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), and access to prevention services soon after HIV infection can prevent morbidity and mortality and reduce a person’s risk for transmitting HIV. In 2006, CDC recommended screening patients aged 13–64 years for HIV infection in health-care settings that have a prevalence of undiagnosed HIV infection of ≥0.1%. In October 2007, CDC initiated the Expanded HIV Testing Initiative (ETI), through which it funded 25 health departments to facilitate HIV screening and increase diagnoses of HIV infections and linkage to care among populations disproportionately affected by HIV, especially non-Hispanic blacks. This report describes the results of that effort.

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MMWR: Results of the Expanded HIV Testing Initiative — 25 Jurisdictions, United States, 2007–2010