National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (observed Saturday, February 7), there are encouraging signs that we are making progress in the fight against HIV among African Americans – but HIV remains a serious health crisis in the black community.
New data released today show that death rates among blacks with HIV declined 28 percent from 2008 to 2012 and nearly half of people reached by CDC’s testing programs in 2013 were black. However, more than a third of people living with HIV in the United States are black, and far too many African Americans with HIV do not get the medical care and treatment they need.
For your stories on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, please find below various media resources that will assist with your coverage.Primary Materials
- Statement: By Dr. Eugene McCray, Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention - On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day CDC Points to Signs of Progress in the HIV Epidemic within the African American Community
- Downloadable Broadcast Quality Audio Sound Bites from Dr. Eugene McCray, Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
- Media Summary: HIV Testing and Service Delivery Among African Americans — 61 Health Department Jurisdictions, United States, 2013
- Media Summary: Mortality among Adult and Adolescent Black/African Americans Diagnosed with HIV – United States, 2008-2012
Recent News Releases and Announcements
- December 16, 2014 - STD Surveillance Report, 2013
Today, CDC released its 2013 STD Surveillance Report, which presents data for three nationally reported STDs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Data in this report finds STDs are continuing to pose a risk of life-long consequences for millions of Americans.
For your stories, please find below a fact sheet, downloadable graphics, and a link to the full report.
- Fact Sheet: STD Trends in the United States: 2013 National Data for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis
- Full Report: Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, 2013
- Downloadable graphics for media use/reprint: Key Graphics from STD Trends in the United States, 2013
- ArchivePrevious Press Releases, Fact Sheets and Statements
- HIV/AIDS CDC's comprehensive Web site on HIV/AIDS
- STDs CDC’s site covering BV, Chlamydia, Herpes, HPV, Gonorrhea, PID, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis
- Tuberculosis CDC’s site offering a wide-range of information on TB
- Viral Hepatitis CDC’s site providing information on Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E
CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) is responsible for public health surveillance, prevention research, and programs to prevent and control HIV and AIDS, other STDs, viral hepatitis, and TB. NCHHSTP staff work in collaboration with governmental and nongovernmental partners at the community, state, national, and international levels.
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