Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections in the United States
The CDC, through NACCHO, requests that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convene an ad hoc
committee to examine:
1) The epidemiological dimensions of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) 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 STIs;
2) to the extent possible, the economic burden associated with STIs;
3) current public health strategies and programs to prevent and control STIs (including STI diagnostics, STI vaccines, STI monitoring and surveillance, treatment);
4) barriers in the healthcare system and insurance coverage associated with the prevention and treatment of STIs;
The committee will provide direction for future public health programs, policy, and research in STI prevention and
control and make recommendations* as appropriate.
*The committee will not provide recommendations on HIV/AIDS or viral hepatitis prevention, diagnosis, treatment, policy, or research as that is not the focus of this study.
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