HIV in the News

Published on: September 27, 2017
This fact sheet provides statistical data and information about HIV among African American gay and bisexual men.
Published on: September 21, 2017
CDC's U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (U.S. MEC) (first published in 2010 and updated in 2016) provides evidence-based guidance for the safe use of contraceptive methods among U.S.
Published on: September 21, 2017
In 2015, 19% of HIV infections diagnosed among MSM were classified as stage 3 (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), and 75% of MSM with diagnoses of HIV infection were linked to care within 1 month.
Published on: September 21, 2017
Among black women aged 45-54 years, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease death rate decreased 60% from 28.4 per 100,000 in 2006 to 11.5 in 2015. Among black women aged 55-64 years, the rate increased 42% from 10.0 in 2000 to 14.2 in 2008, before declining to 10.3 in 2015. Among white women aged 45-54 years, the rate decreased 53% from 1.9 in 2005 to 0.9 in 2015.
Published on: September 21, 2017
Chart of all FDA-Approved HIV screening assays.
Published on: August 24, 2017
This analysis of 2014 and 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data showed that transgender women and men self-reported a lower prevalence of HIV testing (both ever and in the past year) compared with gay and bisexual men whose gender identities match their sex assignments at birth (cisgender).
Published on: August 11, 2017
CDC concludes that the evidence, programmatic experience, and expert opinions are insufficient to warrant changing the current recommendation (annual screening for MSM) to more frequent screening (every 3 or 6 months). Therefore, CDC's 2006 recommendation for HIV screening of MSM is unchanged; providers in clinical settings should offer HIV screening at least annually to all sexually active MSM.
Published on: August 8, 2017
The HIV Screening. Standard Care.TM (HSSC) program educates primary care clinicians about the importance of making HIV screening a routine part of care. The HSSC website provides clinicians and patients with free materials and continuing education opportunities, as well tools and other resources for implementing HIV screening.
Published on: August 3, 2017
Syringe Services Program (SSP) which have also been referred to as syringe exchange programs (SEPs), needle exchange programs (NEPs) and needle-syringe programs (NSPs) are community-based programs that provide access to sterile needles and syringes free of cost and facilitate safe disposal of used needles and syringes.
Published on: August 2, 2017
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