Division of STD Prevention (EIS 2020)
The Division of STD Prevention aims to maximize the impact of sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention through integrated programs, science, and policy to achieve healthy populations.
Lead the response to and delay the emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) gonorrhea in the United States
- Perform active surveillance and monitoring with public and private providers for MDR gonorrhea
- Develop effective public health responses to the emergence of MDR gonorrhea in the United States
Prevent STD-related adverse pregnancy outcomes
- Promote routine prenatal screening and treatment for STDs
- Develop evidence-based interventions to prevent congenital syphilis
- Decrease the STD burden and mitigate long-term health consequences associated with untreated STDs among sexually active youth and young adults
- Increase chlamydia screening rates among sexually active adolescents and young women
- Develop educational and training resources for providers who work with youth
Decrease the STD burden and highlight the need for an integrated approach to STD and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM).
- Incorporate STD screening as part of regular health examinations for MSM, particularly for those who are HIV infected.
- Identify and implement interventions to increase HIV screening and partner services among STD-infected MSM.
- Develop effective interventions that emphasize empowerment and partnership among health departments, private medical providers, and communities of MSM
- Modernize STD surveillance through informatics and new opportunities in emerging health information technologies