January 31, 2013
NACCHO HIV/STI Weekly Update
HIV and STI Prevention Resources for LHDs
In This Issue
HIV/STI Prevention "Tool or Model Practice of the Week"
New amFAR Issue Brief on Syringe Services Programs
New CDC Fact Sheet on Treatment as Prevention
CDC Releases Data on Interpersonal Violence by Sexual Orientation
New Video Illustrates HIV Treatment Cascade
Stay Connected with News from Washington
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NACCHO's HIV/STI Prevention "Tool or Model Practice of the Week"  

This week's featured tool from the HIV/STI Toolkit is ENDHIV: A Framework for Halting HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men in Milwaukee. ENDHIV is an initiative of the City of Milwaukee Health Department, the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program, and Diverse and Resilient, Inc. The initiative was designed to: develop immediate and long term plans to address HIV transmission rates among MSM, particularly young African-American MSM; monitor the outputs and outcomes of these plans; foster partnerships among stakeholders; increase the effectiveness and reach of prevention interventions; and increase involvement of affected populations in public health planning.
New amFAR Issue Brief on Syringe Services Programs
The Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) recently released a new issue brief titled "Federal Funding for Syringe Services Programs: Saving Money, Promoting Public Safety, and Improving Public Health." Key points from the brief include: 1) syringe services programs (SSPs) save public resources, serve as vital "bridges" to treatment and prevention services, promote public safety, and reduce health disparities, 2) the ban on federal funding for SSPs undermines local control and decision-making, and 3) SSPs enjoy broad public and professional support. Click here to access the brief.
New CDC Fact Sheet on Treatment as Prevention
Earlier this month, the CDC released a new fact sheet titled "Background Brief on the Prevention Benefits of HIV Treatment." Click here to access the fact sheet.

CDC Releases Data on Interpersonal and Sexual Violence by Sexual Orientation

Last week, the CDC released the first set of national prevalence data on intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual violence (SV), and stalking victimization by sexual orientation. The data come from the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. The report found that about 44% of lesbians and 61% of bisexual women reported experiencing IPV, while 35% of heterosexual women reported such violence. Meanwhile, such violence was reported by 26% of gay men and 37% of bisexual men, compared with 29% of heterosexual men. To view the full report, click here.

New HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report
Last week, the CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) released an HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report, "Monitoring selected national HIV prevention and care objectives by using HIV surveillance data--United States and 6 U.S. dependent areas--2010, Part B." Part A, released in June 2012, presented the results of focused analyses monitoring progress toward achieving selected objectives outlined in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the DHAP Strategic Plan by using data from the National HIV Surveillance System. Part B highlights key objectives of the NHAS, Healthy People 2020, and the DHAP Strategic Plan. 
New Video Illustrates HIV Treatment Cascade
A new animated video provides a brief overview of HIV in the United States and illustrates how improvements along each step of the treatment cascade can help us achieve an AIDS-free generation. The video was debuted by Gilead at the 2012 U.S. Conference on AIDS. Click here to view the video
Stay Connected with News from Washington
News from Washington is a NACCHO e-newsletter that provides up to date information about activities in Congress and the Administration that affect local health departments. The weekly e-newsletter is currently being sent to the primary NACCHO contact for each local health department and members of the Congressional Action Network. Contact Eli Briggs, NACCHO Director of Government Affairs, with any questions. View the latest edition and sign up to receive the newsletter here. 
Have a Resource You'd Like to Share or Looking for Something Specific?
The NACCHO HIV/STI List welcomes all tools, research, and resources that you would like to share with local health departments. To submit a resource, send an e-mail to hivsti@naccho.org with the subject line: "For HIV List." Additionally, if you have a request for a tool or need assistance that you think another LHD could provide, send an e-mail and we'll include your request in a future e-newsletter.
The mission of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local public health departments. For additional information about NACCHO, visit www.naccho.org.