National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention annual report 2014
Corporate Authors:National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (U.S.)
Keywords:Health Planning/United States
Health Policy/United States
Hepatitis, Viral, Human/Prevention & Control/United States
HIV Infections/Prevention & Control/United States
Preventive Health Services/Organization & Administration/United States
Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Prevention & Control/United States
Tuberculosis/Prevention & Control/United States
United States Government Agencies
Description:The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) saves lives, protects people, and reduces health disparities by preventing HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB).
The Center was established in 1994 to bring together most of CDC’s HIV prevention activities into a single, organizational home alongside STD prevention and TB elimination programs. In 2006, CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis joined the Center. In January 2012, the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) officially joined NCHHSTP. DASH’s mission is to prevent HIV, other STDs, and teen pregnancy and to promote lifelong health among youth.
The infectious diseases NCHHSTP focuses on share similar or overlapping 1) risk factors such as risky sexual activity and drug use; 2) disease interactions, such as HIV increasing risk for active TB; and 3) at-risk populations—including some racial and ethnic minorities, men who have sex with men (MSM), adolescents, and injection drug users. These diseases also share similar social determinants, including poor access to health care, stigma, discrimination, incarceration, homelessness, and poverty.
To address these overlapping health issues, NCHHSTP implements multidisciplinary programs, policy, research, surveillance, and evaluation.
This report provides some highlights of the Center’s activities and accomplishments during 2014.
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