Hepatitis-HIV-STD-TB

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

ASTHO is working to enhance the role for state health agencies in addressing sexually transmitted diseases and to demonstrate the value of infrastructure and funding at the state public health level.

ASTHO and CDC are working together with other public health representatives to raise awareness about STD issues and needs, establish and strengthen relationships, and identify opportunities for collaborative efforts that promote STD prevention and control.

Public Health and Healthcare Integration for STD Prevention

ASTHO has been working with partners to examine integrating prevention and treatment of STDs and design an STD integration model for public health and primary care. More information, including recordings from a recent webinar series and conference symposium, can be found on the STD Integration webpage. Go to page »

Reports from ASTHO

STD Prevention Resources for Public Health Leadership STD Prevention Resources for Public Health Leadership
This collection of resources provides a quick snapshot of current STD trends and issues and outlines steps health officials can take to articulate the need for robust STD prevention and treatment programs.
STD Prevention in a Changing Environment: Opportunities for Public Health Leadership Engagement

STD Prevention in a Changing Environment: Opportunities for Public Health Leadership Engagement
This meeting report outlines opportunities for leadership engagement that promote core public health, with case examples specific to STD prevention. Opportunities and next steps for public health leadership are presented for the areas of partnerships, payment, workforce, and surveillance.
Integration of Public Health and Primary Care: A practical look at using integration to better prevent and treat sexually transmitted diseases

Integration of Public Health and Primary Care: A practical look at using integration to better prevent and treat sexually transmitted diseases
This report examines the current status of integration of services provided for STDs by public health and community health centers and how transitioning to a more integrated model can be successful. Results of a literature review, interviews, and an in-person meeting are presented to identify the challenges, opportunities, successes, and lessons learned and determine what would help future integration efforts.

Additional Resources

Fact Sheet: Drug Resistant Gonorrhea
Drug resistant gonorrhea is a looming public health emergency. NCSD and ASTHO worked jointly to release a fact sheet on this problem and what policy makers and people able to influence policy can do to address it.

CDC 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.

National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD)
Situated in the nation's capital, the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) works toward the development of systemic change and promotion of national awareness in the policies that govern STDs.

Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) is the clinical practice of treating the sex partners of patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea by providing prescriptions or medications to the patient to take to his/her partner without the health care provider first examining the partner.

Legal Status of EPT by Jurisdiction  

Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2013

2010 STD Treatment Guidelines  

STD Billing & Reimbursement Toolkit 

Suggested Citations for ASTHO STD Reports

When citing information from the ASTHO STD Reports, please use the following formats:

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). "STD Prevention Resources for Public Health Leadership." December 2014. Available at http://www.astho.org/Infectious-Disease/Hepatitis-HIV-STD-TB/Sexually-Transmitted-Diseases/STD-Prevention-Resources-for-Public-Health-Leadership/

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). "STD Prevention in a Changing Environment: Opportunities for Public Health Leadership Engagement." January 2014. Available at http://www.astho.org/Programs/Infectious-Disease/Hepatitis-HIV-STD-TB/Sexually-Transmitted-Diseases/STD-Prevention-in-a-Changing-Environment/

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). "Integration of Public Health and Primary Care: A Practical Look at Using Integration to Better Prevent and Treat Sexually Transmitted Diseases." February 2014. Available at http://www.astho.org/Programs/Infectious-Disease/Hepatitis-HIV-STD-TB/Sexually-Transmitted-Diseases/STD-Integration-Report/