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May 1, 2019  
Lack of HIV Testing and Treatment Fueling Majority of New Infections, Study Reveals
While progress has been made in confronting the HIV/AIDS epidemic, a gap in testing and treatment is hindering efforts to prevent new infections. According to new CDC data, more than 80 percent of new HIV infections are caused by people who either do not know that they are infected with HIV or are aware of their infection but are not being treated. "Today, we have the tools to end the HIV epidemic," said Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. "But a tool is only useful if it's in someone's hands. This is why it's vital to bring testing and treatment to everyone with HIV -- and to empower them to take control of their lives and change the course of the epidemic."
Read more here.

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  • explain how the virus is spread
  • emphasize the importance of getting tested
  • show step-by-step instructions for proper condom use
  • note other important ways of protecting oneself.

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7 Trending Headlines in Public Health News
Depression and Other Mental Illnesses Rise Sharply among Young People, according to Research Published by the American Psychological Association
Teens Who Vape Regularly Are More Likely Than Occasional Users to Purchase from Specialty Shops or Online, according to a University of Cincinnati Study
Positive School Environment Can Help Adolescents Overcome Family Challenges, according to Penn State Research
Notre Dame Study: Breastfeeding Mitigates Effects of Prenatal Violence for Newborns
Low-Cost Community Screenings Lead to Fewer Falls for Older Adults, according to a University of Vermont Report
Ohio Human Trafficking Study Could Lead to Improved Tools to Identify Victims, Help Prevent Abuse, according to a University of Cincinnati Report
The Right Time to Offer Assistance Following a Military Reunion? After Four or Five Weeks, When Problems Begin to Emerge, according to a University of Illinois Study

Find engaging outreach publications on mental health, e-cigarettes, parenting an adolescent, breastfeeding, fall prevention, human trafficking, and military reunion here!

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Upcoming Events
National events provide the opportunity for patient education and outreach on a wide variety of important health issues!
National Internet Safety Month (June)
This engaging magazine-style publication for teens and simple list-style booklet for parents help families recognize the risks and responsibilities that come with using the Internet.
Find these and other resources to support National Internet Safety Month here.

National HIV Testing Day (June 27)
Encourage people in your community to learn their HIV status and to seek treatment if needed with this bilingual English/Spanish pamphlet and this discreet, wallet-sized reminder card.
Find these and other resources to support National HIV Testing Day here

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Study: Fathers Also Face Postpartum Depression, Though Obstacles Stand in the Way of Getting Help
Between 5 and 10 percent of new fathers experience postpartum depression (PPD), but a number of factors -- including lack of awareness, stigma, and traditional gender expectations -- often hinder diagnosis and treatment, according to a University of Nevada, Las Vegas, study. The findings are concerning, given that postpartum depression can contribute to an emotional distance between fathers and their offspring. "Because paternal involvement is a significant factor in the healthy development of children, it would seem wise to make information about paternal PPD more available in order to combat its negative impact on families," the researchers noted.
Read more here.
Being The Best Father You Can Be; A Parent's Handbook in English (EM93270)K and Spanish (EM90067)K helps dads improve their parenting skills and increase their involvement in their child's life. This handbook:
  • highlights the special role dads can play, the rewards they can enjoy, and tips that help them participate in parenting even before their child's birth
  • includes advice on parenting children from birth through the teen years and staying involved in all areas of children's lives.
32 pages, 8 1/2" x 11"
Fill-in sections, worksheets, and other interactive features make handbooks ideal for ongoing reference.
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