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Fact Sheets and Updates From CDC

The following is a list of fact sheets and updates from CDC. Fact sheets provide an overview of important issues related to disease prevention, including surveillance, targeted prevention efforts in at-risk communities, and CDC prevention strategies. Updates often accompany an important report or journal article and supply additional information about a topic.

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Fact Sheets

"A Glance at the HIV Epidemic"
(December 2000)

"Preventing the Sexual Transmission of HIV, the Virus that Causes AIDS - What You Should Know about Oral Sex"
(December 2000)

"Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)"
(September 2000)

"Drug-Associated HIV Transmission Continues in the United States"
(September 2000)

"Gonorrhea"
(September 2000)

"HIV/AIDS Among African Americans"
(September 2000)

"HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics in the United States"
(September 2000)

"HIV/AIDS Among U.S. Women: Minority and Young Women at Continuing Risk"
(September 2000)

"Need for Sustained HIV Prevention Among Men who Have Sex with Men Prevention"
(September 2000)

"Trichomoniasis"
(September 2000)

"Young People at Risk: HIV/AIDS Among America's Youth"
(September 2000)

"Surveillance of Health Care Workers with HIV/AIDS"
(April 2000)

"Primary HIV Infection Associated with Oral Transmission"
(March 2000)

"HIV Complacency Could Threaten Progress Despite Successes, More HIV Prevention Efforts Needed to Meet New Challenges"
(December 1999)

"CDCís HIV/AIDS Prevention Activities"
(November 1999)

"CDCís International Activities Support Global HIV Prevention Efforts"
(November 1999)

"The Deadly Intersection Between TB and HIV"
(November 1999)

"Status of Perinatal HIV Prevention: U.S. Declines Continue"
(November 1999)

"Condoms and Their Use in Preventing HIV Infection and Other STDs"
(September 1999)

"HIV/AIDS and U.S. Women Who Have Sex With Women (WSW) Prevention"
(August 1999)

"HIV and Its Transmission"
(July 1999)

"Preventing Occupational HIV Transmission to Health Care Workers"
(June 1999)

"Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 2"
(October 1998)

"Patterns of Condom Use Among Adolescents: The Impact of Mother-Adolescent Communication' American Journal of Public Health, October 1, 1998"
(October 1998)

"National Data on HIV Prevalence Among Disadvantaged Youth in the 1990s"
(September 1998)

"PHS Report Summarizes Current Scientific Knowledge on the Use of Post-Exposure Antiretroviral Therapy for Non-Occupational Exposures"
(September 1998)

"The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention"
(July 1998)

"Combating Complacency in HIV Prevention"
(June 1998)

"Linking Science and Prevention Programs - The Need for Comprehensive Strategies"
(June 1998)

"Prevention and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases as an HIV Prevention Strategy"
(June 1998)

"Recent HIV/AIDS Treatment Advances and the Implications for Prevention"
(June 1998)

"HIV Prevention Community Planning: Successes and Challenges"
(January 1998)

"Comprehensive HIV Prevention Messages for Young People"
(January 1997)

"Social Security Benefits For People Living With HIV/AIDS"
(May 1995)

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Updates

"Key Findings from CDC...
7th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections San Francisco, January 30- February 2, 2000"

This update provides background information about two studies conducted by CDC researchers, "Primary HIV Infections Associated with Oral Transmission" and "Are At-Risk Populations Less Concerned about HIV Infection in the HAART Era?" (Added February 3, 2000)

"Need for Sustained HIV Prevention for Gay and Bisexual Men: HIV Infections Continue at High Levels Among Men of All Races with Dramatic Impact Among Men of Color"
This update presents the latest data on infection, disease, and death among men who have sex with men (MSM) and stresses the greater need for HIV prevention and treatment services. (Added January 14, 2000)

"CDC Guidelines for Improved Data on U.S. HIV Epidemic
New Systems Urgently Needed to Guide Prevention Efforts
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This update discusses the CDC "Guidelines for National Human Immunodeficiency Virus Case Surveillance, Including Monitoring for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome". (Added December 10, 1999)

"Testing a Vaccine Designed to Help Curb the Devastating Toll of HIV in the Developing World
CDC Supports Thai Health Officials and VaxGen in Collaborative Effort"

This update discusses the Phase III vaccine field trial in Thailand. (Added February 8, 1999)

"Questions and Answers on the Thailand Phase III Vaccine Study and CDC's Collaboration"
This update presents questions and answers about the Thailand Phase III Vaccine Study and CDC's involvement. (Added February 8, 1999)

"CDC Statement in Response to Presentation on Origin of HIV-1 at 6th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections"
This update provides CDC's statement regarding findings that provide strong evidence that HIV-1 originated in non-human primates. (Added February 4, 1999)

"Excerpts from the DRAFT Guidelines for National HIV Case Surveillance, Including Monitoring for HIV Infection and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)"
This update offers the program guidance and criteria extracted from the full document. (Added February 8, 1998)

"Family Adolescent Risk Behavior and Communication Study"
This update explains how certain factors influence HIV risk and risk-reduction behaviors among adolescents. (Added December 1, 1998)

"Most Definitive Study to Date on Effectiveness of HIV Counseling and Testing Finds Significant Reduction in Sexually Transmitted Diseases"
This update discusses how a change in HIV and STD counseling could have a significant impact in slowing the spread of HIV and other STDs. (Added December 1, 1998)

"Decline in AIDS Deaths Indicates Continued Success of New HIV Treatments: And Suggests Continued Increase in HIV Prevalence"
This updated announces a drop in AIDS cases and AIDS deaths as a result of new treatments. It also stresses that preventing HIV infection remains the ultimate goal. (Added December 1, 1998)

"National Data on HIV Prevalence Among Disadvantaged Youth in the 1990s"
This update focuses on the high rate of HIV infection among young disadvantaged women, particularly African-American women. (Added December 1, 1998)

"Comprehensive HIV Prevention Messages for Young People"
This update addresses the need for comprehensive HIV prevention messages for young people. (Added December 1, 1998)

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