From the Director
High quality data form the backbone of our nation’s HIV response. National surveillance of HIV cases provides the critical information we need to set prevention priorities, allocate limited prevention resources, and measure our collective progress against the disease. HIV surveillance is one of CDC’s most important responsibilities. Read more from the Director on the importance of this new data release.
New Vital Signs Release
New Vital Signs, HIV Injection Drug Use: Syringe Services Programs for HIV Prevention, was released in November 2016. Sharing needles, syringes, and other injection equipment puts people who inject drugs (PWID) at high risk for getting HIV and other infections, including hepatitis. Read more about the new trends and ways to reduce risk for all people who inject drugs.
CDC Launches Its First Music Video
Earlier this year, the Start Talking. Stop HIV. campaign produced a vibrant, youthful 2-minute music video that promotes the ever-growing variety of HIV prevention options available. The upbeat music video features gender-bending pop star Alex Newell singing his hit single "Collect My Love," which was released by the band The Knocks. Read more and watch the music video.
|We are excited to continue showcasing the efforts of our Partnering and Communicating Together to Act Against AIDS (PACT) members who are working to extend the reach of our efforts into the community. We are pleased to celebrate our progress by highlighting the work of AIDS United. Read more about the partnership.|
Start Talking. Stop HIV. Ends Pride Season on a High Note in Atlanta
The Start Talking. Stop HIV. team concluded a successful and busy 2016 Pride season by conducting the final campaign outreach at Atlanta Pride (October 8-10, 2016). Read more about community happenings and check out some awesome pictures.
How to Bring HIV Prevention Efforts to Local CommunitiesIn the summer of 2016, Let’s Stop HIV Together hosted a series of webinars for its network members and campaign participants across the Act Against AIDS initiative as well as other initiative stakeholders. Learn more about the webinars.
Doing It Spanish Language Materials
The Doing It campaign, as part of the Act Against AIDS portfolio has recently released a new Spanish component to the campaign known as Haciendolo. Download the new Spanish materials.
Spread the Word
HIV Treatment Works: Engaging the Community, Expanding the MessageAs HIV Treatment Works, launched in 2014, enters its third year, we take a look back at the campaign’s impact on the ground, on the airwaves, and on the web. Read more about the campaign’s growth.
News & Notes
|•||New Material—CDC Launches New HIV Treatment Works Materials Featuring Transgender Women! Check out the new transgender materials.|
|•||Conference Highlights—Act Against AIDS at the 2016 United States Conference on AIDS. Read more on our conference presence.|
|•||New Research—Trends in HIV Diagnoses, Risk Behaviors, and Prevention Among Persons Who Inject Drugs–United States appears in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).Read the full scientific report online.|
|•||Upcoming Conferences—Save the Date! The 2017 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) is the preeminent conference for scientists, public health officials, community workers, clinicians, and persons living with HIV from a wide variety of organizations to share their expertise and ultimately prevent infections, strengthen care, and reduce disparities. Join the NHPC listserv to stay connected with up to date information.|
|•||Media Highlight—The Start Talking. Stop HIV. music video that featured Alex Newell was well received by many in the media and HIV prevention community, notably by Mark King, an award-winning blogger, writer, and HIV/AIDS advocate. Read what the community had to say about this exciting music video.|
|•||New Digital Tool—Let’s Stop HIV Together launches new digital tool! In a continuing effort to counter HIV-stigma, over the summer Let’s Stop HIV Together created a 30-second GIF that demonstrates supportive personal interactions between friends. Share this GIF on your platforms.|
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