Similar to a PHIA overseas, this resource provides domestic surveillance data to help state and local partners understand more clearly where they need to target their efforts.
World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away — there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education. Support evidence-based HIV prevention programs to reduce transmission and acquisition of HIV, including voluntary medical male circumcision for men at greatest risk for HIV in 14 African countries and pre-exposure prophylaxis.
Unfortunately, many barriers to HIV testing remain. CDC and partners are using innovative treatment delivery models, including community support groups, to help more people with HIV get treatment and stay on it.
Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition.
Similarly, in the United States, CDC uses data to promote High-Impact Preventiona public health approach that uses cost-effective, proven, and scalable interventions targeted to specific populations. At this critical juncture, we need to take the right turn now.
Most people do this by wearing an HIV awareness red ribbon on the day. Knowing your HIV status also enables people to make informed decisions about HIV prevention options, including services to prevent children from becoming infected with HIV, male and female condoms, harm reduction services for people who inject drugs, voluntary medical male circumcision and pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis.
Since then, every year United Nations agencies, governments and civil society join together to campaign around specific themes related to AIDS.
In fact, CDC has developed and is currently evaluating a simple, rapid test that can simultaneously diagnose HIV and identify if an infection is recent.