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MMWR: HIV Risk, Prevention, and Testing Behaviors Among Men Who Have Sex With Men — National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, 21 U.S. Cities,…

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 | Permalink

MSM in the United States continue to engage in sexual and drug-use behaviors that increase the risk for HIV infection. Although many MSM had been tested for HIV infection, many had not received hepatitis vaccinations or syphilis testing, and only a small proportion had recently participated in a behavioral intervention.

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MMWR: HIV Risk, Prevention, and Testing Behaviors Among Men Who Have Sex With Men — National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, 21 U.S. Cities,…

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: Clinical and Behavioral Characteristics of Adults Receiving Medical Care for HIV Infection — Medical Monitoring Project, United States, 2007

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 | Permalink

As of December 31, 2008, an estimated 663,084 persons were living with a diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the 40 U.S. states that have had confidential name-based HIV infection reporting since at least January 2006. Although HIV surveillance programs in the United States collect information about persons who have received a diagnosis of HIV infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), supplemental surveillance projects are needed to collect information about care-seeking behaviors, health-care use, and other behaviors among persons living with HIV.

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MMWR: Clinical and Behavioral Characteristics of Adults Receiving Medical Care for HIV Infection — Medical Monitoring Project, United States, 2007

New Report: High-Impact HIV Prevention CDC’s Approach to Reducing HIV Infections in the United States

Monday, August 22nd, 2011 | Permalink

In the United States, prevention has already averted more than 350,000 HIV infections. Now, we have the potential to go much further. The nation’s HIV prevention efforts are guided by a single, ambitious strategy for combating the epidemic: the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Recent scientific breakthroughs have equipped us with an unprecedented number of effective tools to prevent infection. And in many of the communities hardest hit by HIV, there is growing leadership and momentum for change.

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New Report: High-Impact HIV Prevention CDC’s Approach to Reducing HIV Infections in the United States

New Fact sheet: HIV Expanded Testing Program

Monday, August 22nd, 2011 | Permalink

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1,178,350 Americans are living with HIV; of those, approximately 240,000 are unaware of their HIV-positive status. Increasing the number of persons who are aware of their status is a critical strategy for preventing HIV infections. As of 2008, over half a million African Americans are estimated to be infected with HIV, with 21.4% undiagnosed. To increase awareness of HIV status, CDC established the Expanded Testing Initiative (ETI), under which three programs have been launched.

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New Fact sheet: HIV Expanded Testing Program