STD Health Equity Archive
- Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Funding Opportunity Number CDC-RFA-PS11-1114
- Anti-gay stigma sparks rise in black male HIV rates - NCHHSTP Director Kevin Fenton, MD addresses the growing anti-gay stigma in the United States and its relation to a rise in black male HIV rates in an op-ed article.
- CDC awards $5.4 million for community approaches to STD prevention - CDC's Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (CARS) initiative to enable four funding recipients to extend the reach of prevention services
- In 2010, the STDs Disparities Stakeholders Group, convened by CDC and composed of representatives from governmental agencies, non-governmental agencies, and non-traditional partners, met in conjunction with the 2010 CDC National STD Prevention Conference to discuss a “values strategy” (framing) conversation on the issue of the disproportionate burden of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) within the African-American community. The results of that conversation was the STD/STI Framing Conversation Report.
Although there are some signs of progress, large disparities by age and race still exist. The STD/STI Framing Report provides the workgroup’s suggestions and actionable items for consideration for CDC to combat this persistent high burden of STDs. This report is useful for governmental agencies, non-governmental agencies, and non-traditional partners working with ethnic and minority communities in the health and medical fields.
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases Special Issue - the background papers from CDC's 2007 Consultation to Address STD Disparities in African American Communities (February 23, 2009)
- Consultation to Address STD Disparities in African American Communities - In June 2007, CDC's Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) met with community leaders, and other partners who work with African American communities to talk about developing acceptable and effective approaches to reduce STD disparities.