Activity

Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the United States


Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Diseases, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Public Health
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

Activity Description

The CDC requests that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convene an ad hoc committee to examine:

1) the epidemiological dimensions of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States and factors that contribute to the epidemic (changes in population demographics, sexual and other behaviors, social determinants), as well as changes in the understanding of the agents that cause STDs;

2) to the extent possible, the economic burden associated with STDs;

3) current public health strategies and programs to prevent and control STDs (including STD diagnostics, STD vaccines, STD monitoring and surveillance, treatment);

4) barriers in the healthcare system and insurance coverage associated with the prevention and treatment of STDs;

The committee will provide direction for future public health programs, policy, and research in STD prevention and control and make recommendations as appropriate.

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