The hypothesis that reductions in sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention resources can lead to subsequent increases in STD rates is known in the STD field as “Brown's Law.” This aphorism is named for Dr. William Brown, the former leader of what is now the Division of STD Prevention within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who warned against premature reductions in STD prevention budgets [1, 2]. “As the point of eradication is approached,” he said, “it is more often the program that is eradicated than the disease.” .
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The New Public Health and STD/HIV Prevention|
|Subtitle of host publication||Personal, Public and Health Systems Approaches|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|
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