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Tuberculosis Elimination and Laboratory Cooperative Agreement (CoAg)

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Grant Amount: Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: $77,120,323; Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $385,601,610. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 funds to implement funding opportunity announcement (FOA) CDC-RFA-PS15-1501 Tuberculosis (TB) Elimination and Laboratory Cooperative Agreement (CoAg). TB CoAg funds support TB Prevention and Control (P&C) activities, TB programs’ Human Resources Development (HRD) activities, and Public Health Laboratory Strengthening activities according to formulas that reflect TB

National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS)

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The National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS) is the mechanism through which the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), HIV Incidence and Case Surveillance Branch (HICSB) monitors trends in HIV infection diagnoses in the United States. Data collected on reported HIV cases are also used to estimate the prevalence and incidence of HIV infections, progression of disease after diagnosis, and receipt of care (based on laboratory tests after diagnosis).

HIV Prevalence Trends in Selected Populations in the United States: Results from National Serosurveillance, 1993-1997

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This report provides updated data on the incidence and prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the United States resulting from anonymous unlinked surveys conducted by health clinics in selected metropolitan areas. Included in this report are summaries of data from January 1993 through December 1977 from unlinked prevalence surveys conducted in selected STD clinics, drug treatment centers (DTCs), and adolescent medicine clinics, as well as data from HIV screening programs for entrants in the Job Corps, military service, and first-time blood donors.

Revised Guidelines for HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral and Revised Recommendations for HIV Screening of Pregnant Women

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This MMWR provides revised guidelines for HIV counseling, testing, and referral (CTR) and revised recommendations for HIV screening of pregnant women. It encourages the availability of anonymous and confidential HIV testing and informed, voluntary, and consented HIV testing; access to testing and effective provision of test results; and using a prevention counseling approach aimed at personal risk reduction for HIV-infected persons and persons at increased risk for HIV infection.

HIV Prevention and Outreach Strategies

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This report lists and describes successful community-based-organizations and strategies recognized by the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) that provide HIV/AIDS prevention education and outreach to hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations. It outlines programs in Boston, Cedar Rapids, Chicago, Durham, Houston, Inglewood, Newport News, San Francisco, Seattle, Trenton, Tulsa, and Virginia Beach.

Voices From the Field: Remobilizing HIV/AIDS Philanthropy for the 21st Century

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This report presents the results of a study by Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) called the Funder Remobilization Project (FRP), which was designed to develop a clearer understanding of the current state of human HIV/AIDS philanthropy in order to motivate and activate an ongoing vigorous philanthropic response. The report discusses the purpose of the study, research methods, the environment for HIV/AIDS philanthropy in the 21st century, FRP findings including challenges and opportunities in moving forward in HIV/AIDS philanthropy, and a framework for ongoing philanthropic leadership.

Physician Prescription of Sterile Syringes to Injection Drug Users

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This information sheet discusses the benefits and challenges surrounding physician prescription of sterile syringes for injection drug users (IDUs). The benefits include substantially reducing IDUs' risk of acquiring or transmitting the HIV, hepatitis B and C, and other blood-borne infections. The challenges include legal and attitudinal issues. It examines the results of a research study in Rhode Island examining the feasibility of physician prescription in a community care setting.

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