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Study Data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Update Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis

Staff Writer

October 28, 2013

2013 OCT 28 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at AIDS Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Opportunistic Infections. According to news reporting originating from Atlanta, Georgia, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "HIV infection, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis in the United States remain major public health concerns. The current disease-specific prevention approach oftentimes has led to narrow success and missed opportunities for increasing program capacity, leveraging resources, addressing social and structural determinants, and accelerating health impact-suggesting a need for greater innovation to prevent related diseases."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention's Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI) strategic priority aims to strengthen collaborative engagement across these disease areas and to integrate services at the client level. In this review, we articulate the 5 principles of PCSI-appropriateness, effectiveness, flexibility, accountability, and acceptability. Drawing upon these principles and published literature, we discuss the case for change that underlies PCSI, summarize advances in the field since 2007, and articulate key next steps."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Although formal evaluation is needed to fully assess the health impact of PCSI, available evidence suggests that this approach is a promising tool to advance prevention goals."

For more information on this research see: Enhancing HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted disease, and tuberculosis prevention in the United States through program collaboration and service integration: the case for broader implementation. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2013;40(8):663-8. (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins -; Sexually Transmitted Diseases -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R.J. Steiner, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States. Additional authors for this research include G. Aquino and K.A Fenton (see also Opportunistic Infections).

Keywords for this news article include: Atlanta, Georgia, HIV/AIDS, RNA Viruses, Retroviridae, United States, HIV Infections, Liver Diseases, Viral Hepatitis, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Vertebrate Viruses, Primate Lentiviruses, Gram Positive Bacteria, Mycobacterium Infections, Opportunistic Infections, North and Central America.

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