In support of the publicly funded sexually transmitted infections specialty clinic - ASTDA position statement

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Abstract

Over the past decade, the rates of reportable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been steadily increasing in the United States. The diagnosis and treatment of STIs among patients and their partners is the cornerstone of STI control and prevention. Publicly funded, categorical STI clinics play a key role in the public health STI control infrastructure but availability of these services has been decreasing as funding has declined. It is the position of the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA) that publicly funded STI clinics continue to perform a critical service in the response to rising STI rates in the Unites States and require resource investments at all levels of government, including the development of federal funding streams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-505
Number of pages3
JournalSexually transmitted diseases
Volume47
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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