On September 24th, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that CDC allocated $30 million of the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund to expand HIV prevention efforts under the President’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The funding includes nearly $22 million of grants for state and local health departments. Secretary Sebelius indicated that the funding will give a critical boost to our HIV/AIDS prevention efforts across the country by focusing on communities and geographic areas that have been hardest hit by this disease.
NCHHSTP Leadership Blog about HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
October 5th, 2010 2:29 pm ET - Kevin Fenton
September 23rd, 2010 12:12 pm ET - Kevin Fenton
Today, CDC released a new study of HIV prevalence and unrecognized infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) in 21 major U.S. cities, based on an analysis of data from the 2008 National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System (NHBS). Overall, researchers found that approximately one in five (19 percent) MSM was infected with HIV and nearly half (44 percent) of those men were unaware of their infection.
September 16th, 2010 1:21 pm ET - Guest Author
By Gustavo Aquino, MPH, Associate Director for Program Integration
Over the next three years, CDC will award almost $6.2 million to health departments in six demonstration project areas to accelerate prevention through program collaboration and service integration (PCSI) for HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. PCSI is a critical strategic priority for CDC, and we are working through this strategy to improve the health of those suffering from more than one of these diseases.
August 13th, 2010 3:09 pm ET - Kevin Fenton
Last week, CDC awarded $42 million to community-based organizations (CBOs) in cities and communities across the nation to support HIV prevention efforts. This funding puts resources directly in the hands of those with cultural knowledge and local perspective—those who have the best chance to reach people who might otherwise not access HIV testing or other prevention services.
These partnerships are a vital part of CDC’s fight against HIV. Community-based organizations are part of the daily fabric of our lives and a critical link to providing HIV prevention services where we live, work, and play.
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