Greetings from the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna! It is invigorating to once again be among the more than 20,000 HIV/AIDS scientists, public health officials, advocates, and front-line workers in the fight against this disease. The International AIDS Conference always provides a platform for the world’s HIV/AIDS leaders to share the latest information and science on HIV prevention, treatment and care.
NCHHSTP Leadership Blog about HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
July 21st, 2010 9:58 am ET - Kevin Fenton
July 2nd, 2010 10:30 am ET - Kevin Fenton
In April 2009, CDC and the White House launched Act Against AIDS (AAA), a 5-year, $45-million communication campaign. After almost 20 years since the last national HIV campaign, it was past time to again initiate a national conversation about one of the worst epidemics this country has ever experienced. In the United States, we have approximately 56,000 new infections annually. The AAA campaign was designed to combat complacency about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and support CDC’s goals for reducing new HIV infections in the U.S. Now, a little more than a year since its launch, CDC has released the First Year-End Report: April 2009–March 2010. This report highlights some of the achievements and developments of this multifaceted campaign. Among the most significant accomplishments of AAA in its first year were the many partnerships forged and the successful releases of three AAA campaign phases. In all, the first year brought more than 430 million media impressions, which represent the estimated number of times a campaign message was seen or heard.
June 23rd, 2010 10:16 am ET - Guest Author
By Jonathan Mermin, Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
June 27 is the 17th National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), which is organized annually by the National Association of People with AIDS * (NAPWA), with support from CDC and AIDS.gov. Testing is critical as one in five people with HIV in the United States (or 200,000 people) don’t know they have HIV. The NHTD theme, “Take the Test, Take Control,” is a simple yet salient message that asks us to take two actions – get tested for HIV and protect our health and the people we love.
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