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Hepatitis C

At the Forefront of Public Health: The Cherokee Nation's Hepatitis C Elimination Program and the Indian Health Service's Hepatitis C Testing Program

The Cherokee Nation's hepatitis C virus elimination program is the first of its kind in the U.S. The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine is now examining the feasibility of HCV elimination and outlining a strategy for meeting elim...

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African-Americans

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Observes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

On February 7 we observe the 15th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). On this day we are reminded that despite progress in the fight against HIV, it continues to be a significant public health burden among black/African American co...

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Children (Ages 0-17)

Vital Signs: HIV Infection, Testing and Risk Behaviors Among Youths -- United States

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Background: In 2009, 6.7% of the estimated 1.1 million persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States were youths (defined in this report as persons aged 13-24 years); more than half of youths with HIV...

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Women

Interim Guidance for Clinicians Considering the Use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in Heterosexually Active Adults

In the United States, an estimated 48,100 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections occurred in 2009.1 Of these, 27% were in heterosexual men and women who did not inject drugs, and 64% were in men who have sex with men (MSM), including 3% in...

New Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2010 Img

New Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2010

HIV and AIDS rates held steady overall in the U.S. in 2010, but new HIV infections increased among people ages 15 to 24, men who have sex with men and Native Americans, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

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Results of the Expanded HIV Testing Initiative -- 25 Jurisdictions, United States, 2007-2010

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.1 Testing, diagnosis, medical care, treatment with highly active...

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Women

Results of FEM-PrEP Clinical Trial Examining Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention Among Heterosexual Women

Dear Colleague,

Today, FHI announced that it will stop the FEM-PrEP study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention among heterosexual women. The decision was made after a regularly scheduled interim review of data by the trial's indepen...

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A Veteran in HIV/AIDS and Public Health Observes the 17th National HIV Testing Day: A Blog Entry From Positive Policy

This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Jonathan Mermin is Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.

Jonathan Mermin June 27 is the 17th National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), which is organized annually by the National Association of...