CDC/ACIP [to 22 Sep 2018]
Thursday, September 20, 2018
U.S. Challenges World to Intensify Global Fight against Antibiotic Resistance
During the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, Alex Azar, will call on leaders worldwide to commit to an unprecedented global initiative led by HHS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The AMR Challenge.
A pledge to this initiative means escalating government, civil society, and private industry efforts to save lives from antibiotic resistance—one of the world’s greatest public health threats—by developing new vaccines and drugs, and improving use of and access to current antibiotics; by improving infection prevention and control; by reducing antibiotic resistance in the environment, like water and soil; and by sharing data to stay ahead of antibiotic-resistant germs.
The launch event is co-hosted by CDC and HHS, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CDC Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, the UN Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust… [Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. ET]
MMWR News Synopsis for September 20, 2018
Age-Associated Trends in HIV Diagnosis and Prevalence Among Men Who Have Sex with Men —United States, 2016
To avert the most infections and improve health outcomes, sexually active men who have sex with men should receive an HIV test at least once a year. If positive, they should be linked to and retained in HIV medical care to achieve viral suppression. Those testing negative should be provided HIV prevention services, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Sexual HIV risk changes through the lifespan. CDC analyzed national data on HIV diagnoses among gay and bisexual males by age group. Among gay and bisexual males with HIV diagnosed during 2008-2016: