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Annual report 2013
  • Published Date:
    4/22/14
  • Language:
    English
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Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (U.S.)
  • Description:
    The epidemics of HIV, STDs, viral hepatitis, and TB are large and complex, but through our programs and collaborations with many partners—including state and local health departments, other federal agencies, state and local education agencies, and nonprofit organizations—we are seeing positive results, such as the lowest number of annual cases of active TB disease ever reported and an increase in the proportion of people with HIV who know their infection status. Achievements for 2013 included: Providing guidance on a new anti-TB drug, bedaquiline, which gives healthcare providers an additional tool against drug-resistant TB Publishing results of a study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among injection drug users that was conducted with the Thailand Ministry of Health. The randomized controlled trial showed that a daily dose of a medication used to treat HIV infection reduced the risk of HIV acquisition by 49 percent among people who inject drugs. CDC published updated interim guidance recommending that PrEP be considered as a prevention option for persons at very high risk for HIV infection due to injection drug use Launched the “Know Hepatitis B” campaign, aimed at raising awareness of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders about hepatitis B virus. An estimated 1 out of 12 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are living with hepatitis B, but as many as 2 out of 3 are not aware of they are infected Launched Reasons/Razones, a national, bilingual communications campaign to promote HIV testing among Latino gay and bisexual men. The campaign asks gay and bisexual Latino men to consider the reasons for getting tested Released a new STD prevention funding opportunity announcement (FOA), which incorporates a new funding formula. The FOA focuses on preventing STDs among adolescents and young adults, preventing STDs among men who have sex with men (MSM), monitoring emergence of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, and eliminating congenital syphilis Awarded approximately $14 million to 86 recipients for HIV and STD prevention activities and capacity building in schools, and for school-based surveillance on health risk behaviors.

    The accomplishments highlighted are some of the many successful activities NCHHSTP has undertaken to reach our goals in reducing incidence, morbidity, mortality, and health inequity associated with these diseases. These accomplishments would not be possible without our expert and diverse staff of public health professionals and with the collaboration of our partners.

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