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Explore news and announcements on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the STI National Strategic Plan (STI Plan) from the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP).

Recent Announcements

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is excited to announce that the first-ever STI National Strategic Plan (STI Plan) will be released on Thursday, December 17, 2020. Register for the Webinar scheduled for 2:00-3:00 p.m., ET, Learn more.
  • Public Comment Period on Draft STI Plan: Stakeholders were encouraged to comment on the draft STI Plan before its official release in September 2020. The public comment period closed at 5:00 p.m., ET on October 1, 2020. 
  • Assistant Secretary for Health Highlights STI Federal Action Plan: As STI rates continue to rise in the United States, the Assistant Secretary for Health discussed the importance of reversing this upward trend and how the STI Plan will guide the federal response to this issue. Read the blog post.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Releases 2018 Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Surveillance Report: In October 2019, CDC released the latest data on key STD trends in the United States. The report shows that STI rates surged for the fifth year in a row – reaching an all-time high. View the report.
  • Stakeholders and the Public Weigh in on the Nation’s First STI Plan: From March to June 2019, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health’s Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy provided several opportunities for the public to take an active role in helping to inform the development of the STI Plan. Read the update.
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Officials Call for Innovative Research on STIs: In a new article in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, NIAD experts called for a refocused and enhanced research portfolio on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to surmount the global STI epidemic. Learn more.
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Content last reviewed on December 16, 2020