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Advancing HIV Prevention: New Strategies for a Changing Epidemic

Raul Romaguera, DMD, MPH, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, NE., Mailstop D-21, Atlanta, GA 30333 and Sean D. Griffths, MPH, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention - S&E, NCHSTP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS D-21, Atlanta, GA 30333, 404-639-3453, sean.griffiths@cdc.hhs.gov.

Background: CDCís HIV prevention activities over the past two decades have focused on helping uninfected persons at high risk for HIV change and maintain behaviors to keep them uninfected. Despite these efforts, the number of new HIV infections is estimated to have remained stable and may be increasing in some populations. Survival with HIV has improved and the number of persons living with HIV continues to increase. CDC has launched Advancing HIV Prevention (AHP), a new initiative aimed at reducing barriers to early diagnosis of HIV infection and increasing access to quality medical care, treatment, and ongoing prevention services.

Objectives: 1] To describe the four strategies of AHP and the activities associated with each. 2] To facilitate collaboration between CDC, other federal agencies, and HIV prevention providers to ensure that prevention efforts for HIV-positive persons are sustained.

Content: The 4 strategies of AHP include making HIV testing a routine part of medical care, implementing new models for diagnosing HIV infection outside of the medical setting, working with PLWH and their partners to prevent new infections, and further reducing perinatal HIV transmission. AHP emphasizes the use of proven public health approaches to reduce the incidence and spread of infectious disease. The initiative capitalizes on new rapid testing technologies, interventions to help persons to become aware of their HIV status, and behavioral interventions to improve prevention skills to persons living with HIV (PLWH) and their partners.

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Keywords: HIV/AIDS,

Related Web page: www.cdc.gov/hiv/dhap.htm

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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HIV/AIDS Program Planning and Prevention

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA