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.
Spotlight on CDC's STD Prevention Work
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)
- Dear Colleague Letter: Dr. Gail Bolan reflects on the 2018 National STD Prevention Conference (September 4, 2018)
- Dear Colleague Letter: Dr. Gail Bolan on Strengthening STD Prevention and Control for Health Departments (STD PCHD) and its role in helping to prevent and control STDs in the United States
- Dr. Gail Bolan, Division of STD Prevention Director, on new gonorrhea treatment adherence data published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (April 26, 2018)
- New Resources for Clinicians and STD Programs (November 6, 2017)
- Dr. Bolan on CDC’s Award for 9 Project Areas to Combat Congenital Syphilis (October 25, 2017)
- 2017 DIS Day Letter – A message for National Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) Recognition Day from Dr. Mermin, NCHHSTP Director, and Dr. Bolan (October 4, 2017)
- Latest STD Data from CDC (September 26, 2017)
- Update to Public Health Reporting and National Notification for Syphilis (September 4, 2017)
- Latest Prevention Resources and Project Updates (August 28, 2017)
- Let’s Work Together to Stem the Tide of Rising Syphilis in the United States: CDC issues a call to action for communities impacted by the STD and other groups who have the power to reduce the burden of infection through research, treatment, and outreach. The document also lists how CDC will contribute to reducing syphilis burden. (April 25, 2017)
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
DSTDP Organization Chart [PDF – 162 KB] (Updated December 7, 2016)
DSTDP is a Division in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).
- Page last reviewed: September 5, 2018
- Page last updated: September 5, 2018
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