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STD Prevention Success Stories

For more than 50 years, CDC has worked with these programs to prevent the spread of STDs across the United States.This page includes STD prevention success stories made possible by these programs, as well as by CDC and other federal agencies.

 

Keeping the Lights On

Keeping the Lights On: The New Project Helping STD Clinics Stay Open
Several states are pioneering more effective time and cost-saving options to improve STD clinic operations.

Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships, Healthy Life: College Workshops Empower Students to Protect Their Own Sexual Health
The Healthy Relationships program is bringing STD prevention information to college students, and helping to develop the next generation of student leaders.

SsUN Success Story

Shedding Light on Disease in the US: How STD Prevention Programs Benefit from Strong Data
CDC and STD programs throughout the country are harnessing data to boost STD prevention policies and practices.

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STD Outreach in Action: Crossing the Country to Stop an HIV & Viral Hepatitis Outbreak
Two Virginia Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) use their STD prevention skills to help halt an outbreak in Indiana.

Hawaii Success Story

Battling Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea: A Timeline of Coordinated Teamwork.
Disease Intervention Specialists, STD clinic staff, and lab staff in Hawaii work together to identify and treat possible cases of drug resistant gonorrhea.

Innovative STD Prevention Campaigns at Work

Innovative STD Prevention Campaigns at Work

Here are two stories of STD programs in Oregon and Alaska that created innovative, buzz-worthy STD prevention campaigns to raise awareness and promote action in their communities.

Cultivating Innovation in the Fight Against Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea

Cultivating Innovation in the Fight Against Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea

CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) collaborate to evaluate two untested combinations of antibiotics to treat gonorrhea.

Community Health Promotion in Action

Community Health Promotion in Action

Rhode Island and South Los Angeles programs work closely with community members to make strides in promoting and improving sexual health.

Expedited Partner Therapy: Helping to Reduce Sexually Transmitted Infections

Expedited Partner Therapy: Helping to Reduce Sexually Transmitted Infections

Illinois and Chicago working to expand the use of EPT to reach more partners with the medication they need.

Changing the Story of Syphilis

Changing the Story of Syphilis

Two stories of Kansas and Washington State public health programs going the extra mile to prevent and treat syphilis.

Connecting to Care, Building Hope

Connecting to Care, Building Hope

DIS success stories about HIV from Hawaii and Tennessee.

Spotlight on STD Prevention and Control Programs

Spotlight on STD Prevention and Control Programs

Key STD prevention achievements from CDC and state/local health department programs.

Public Health and Primary Care: Forging Partnerships That Matter

Public Health and Primary Care: Forging Partnerships That Matter

California and New Hampshire programs working with primary care providers to improve the lives of people they serve.

STD Prevention Training Centers: Supporting the STD Workforce
Two stories of PTCs in St. Louis and Denver whose innovative projects have gone above and beyond to meet the needs of providers.

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