Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention strategic plan 2017 - 2020
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Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention strategic plan 2017 - 2020

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    CDC has been at the forefront of HIV prevention efforts since the virus first emerged as a health threat, and CDC maintains its leadership role in working towards a future free of HIV in the United States. While the nation has come a long way, HIV continues to affect millions of individuals in the United States. CDC’s latest estimates suggest that about 38,000 new infections occur each year and that 1.1 million persons in the United States are now living with HIV. Of those 1.1 million, an estimated 15%, or 1 in 7 persons, remain unaware of their infection. Analysis of surveillance data continues to reveal dramatic disparities in rates of HIV infection—and in achieving key healthcare objectives—among populations and by geographic region. Since the release of the 2010 DHAP Strategic Plan, more HIV prevention tools have been developed to help reduce new HIV infections and achieve national HIV prevention goals. Making the most out of powerful biomedical prevention options, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and antiretroviral therapy (ART), requires that DHAP refines its strategies to best promote the use of these options. Recently released HIV prevention modeling suggests that achieving national HIV prevention goals of linkage to care, retention in care, and viral suppression (85%, 90%, and 80%, respectively), in combination with the increased use of PrEP, would avert 185,000 new infections by 2020. Already, CDC, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) have produced updated recommendations that incorporate these prevention tools. CDC developed guidelines and released recommendations focused on improved screening of persons’ behaviors that could transmit HIV; use of ART for improving health and for preventing HIV transmission; and encouraging providers to inform persons at high risk for HIV infection about the availability of PrEP. Publication date from document properties. cdc-hiv-dhap-external-strategic-plan.pdf
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