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HIV and Substance Abuse in the United States

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This fact sheet summarizes the link between HIV and substance abuse in the U.S. The report then summarizes the most commonly used substances and HIV risk, as well prevention challenges and how CDC is enhancing its prevention methods.

The Evolution of HIV Testing

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The objectives of this presentation are to outline the history of HIV testing, describe the limitations of the first testing methods that were produced for the detection of HIV, discuss the need for an updated algorithm, and identify the new objectives in the current algorithm and describe the test methods involved.

AIDS Associated Malignancies

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The objective of this presentation is to list and describe the mechanisms of AIDS-associated malignancies, identify and describe oncoviruses seen in the setting of HIV infection, describe the 3 AIDS-defining malignancies, and to develop a basic cancer therapy plan for patients with AIDS-defining malignancies.

Getting PrEPPED

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This infographic provides details that may be useful for individuals facing problems with insurance covering the costs of Truvada for PrEP.

HIV and Injection Drug Use Syringe Services Programs for HIV Prevention

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This Vital Signs highlights the importance of expanding access to SSPs, which provide sterile needles and syringes and ideally offer many other comprehensive services to help improve the health of PWID and their communities, such as treatment for substance use disorder, HIV, and hepatitis testing and linkage to treatment, and safe disposal of used syringes.

HIV and Youth

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In 2016, youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for 2% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States. Most of those new diagnoses among youth (81%) occurred among gay and bisexual males. Young black/African American and Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual males are especially affected; however, we are seeing progress. Estimated annual HIV infections fell 24% among youth from 2010 to 2015.

New Resource: Every Dose, Every Day (E2D2) Toolkit and App

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Medication adherence among patients living with HIV is a critical step in breaking the chain of HIV transmission. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a new, online resource, the Every Dose Every Day toolkit , which offers health care providers evidence-based strategies for improving medication adherence among patients living with HIV.

What does this toolkit provide for healthcare providers?

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