jueves, 17 de noviembre de 2016

HIV & AIDS in the United States Update: Vital Signs Save the Date

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Save the Date: Release of New CDC Vital Signs Report on HIV and Injection Drug Use

HIV & AIDS inthe United States

Ways You Can Participate and Raise Awareness

On November 29, 2016, CDC will release a Vital Signs report about HIV and injection drug use, emphasizing the role of syringe services programs (SSPs) in prevention.

Persons who inject drugs (PWID) are at high risk for HIV and other infections if they share needles, syringes, or other injection equipment. The CDC Vital Signs report shows trends in HIV diagnoses among PWID and changes in who is starting to inject drugs and sharing injection equipment.
What can you do to help prevent HIV among PWID? CDC is offering three opportunities for you to learn more from CDC’s new Vital Signs report.
  1. Read and share new Vital Signs materials when they are released. Materials will include a Vital Signs Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report(MMWR), consumer graphic fact sheet, and other communication tools, including a digital press kit.
    • Look for CDC's new Vital Signs materials on Tuesday, November 29 at 2:30 PM EDT at Vital Signs.
  1. Join the conversation via your social media channels.
    • Share stories about how you and your partners are helping to prevent HIV among PWID using the hashtags #HIV and #VitalSigns.
  1. Learn how other communities have implemented SSPs by joining the Vital Signs Town Hall.   
    • Vital Signs Town Hall: Preventing HIV Among People Who Inject Drugs: The Vital Role of Syringes Services Programs—Tuesday, December 13, at 2 PM EDT
      • Conference Line (U.S. only): 800-857-0764
      • Passcode: 795-4413
CDC encourages you to share these learning opportunities broadly with your colleagues and partners. Thank you for your help in spreading the word that HIV prevention saves lives!

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