About the Division of STD Prevention

How the Pandemic has Impacted STD Programs
Mission Statement

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.

Spotlight on CDC's STD Prevention Work
Stakeholder Report

Spotlight on CDC’s STD Prevention Workpdf icon

Learn about CDC’s Division of STD Prevention and the specific ways we’re working to prevent STDs and promote sexual health.

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Strategic Summary – An overview of the values, vision, and priority areas addressed by the Division of STD Prevention’s Strategic Plan 2017-2022 (2017)

Priority Areas

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