About the Division of STD Prevention
The mission of the Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is to provide national leadership, research, policy development, and scientific information to help people live safer, healthier lives by the prevention of STDs and their complications. This mission is accomplished by assisting health departments, healthcare providers and non-government organizations (NGO) through the provision of timely science-based information and by clearly interpreting such information to the general public and policy makers. The Division’s specific disease prevention goals are contextualized within the broader framework of the social determinants of health, the promotion of sexual health, and the primary prevention of sexually transmitted disease.
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- Dear Colleague Letter: Dr. Leandro Mena, MD, MPH, Division of STD Prevention Director, on STD prevention and control accomplishments in 2021 and upcoming events and resources for 2022. (January 24, 2022)
- Dear Colleague Letter: Dr. Leandro Mena, MD, MPH, Division of STD Prevention Director, on the future of STI prevention and joining CDC as the new division director (August 2, 2021)
- Dear Colleague Letter: White House announces $1.13 billion investment to strengthen the disease intervention specialists workforce. (May 13, 2021)
- Dear Colleague Letter: NASEM Releases New Report on STI Prevention and Control (March 24, 2021)
- Dear Colleague Letter: Announcement about Updated Sexually Transmitted Infections Prevalence, Incidence, and Cost Estimates (Jan 25, 2021)
CDC’s Division of STD Prevention concentrates its efforts on four focus areas to guide STD prevention and maximize long term impact.
- Adolescents and Young Adults
- Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)
- Pregnant Women
- STD Prevention Systems