The World Health Organization (WHO) periodically generates estimates to gauge the global burden of four of the most common curable sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis. The estimates provide evidence for program improvement, monitoring and evaluation. Published in the WHO Bulletin, the estimates underscore the continuing public health challenge posed by these four STDs. The 2016 estimates are similar to those published in 2012, both globally and by region, showing that STDs
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ASTDA Board Member Receives King K. Holmes Endowed Professorship A member of ASTDA's board, Julie Dombrowski, has been named King K. Holmes Endowed Professor in STD and AIDS. Named after Dr. King Holmes, professor of medicine and global health, and founding chair of the Department of Global Health, this three-year rotating award recognizes and supports a faculty member with exceptional commitment to STD/HIV research and training. This year’s recipient, Dr. Julie Dombrowski, is an
The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) is offering new educational programs online and as webinar for the benefit of their colleagues working in the fields of sexually transmitted infections and sexual health. The first of these is the HIV Virtual Masterclass Lite. The masterclass is a new additional helping of the very popular HIV Masterclass, and will comprise four weekly webinars with medical updates on topics related to HIV from leading
The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) seeks exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). As a leader at CDC, the Division Director will play a key role to bring together the best tools and science for sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention, treatment, research, policy, and surveillance. The Division Director will oversee the implementation and evaluation of CDC-supported
Dear members of the American STD Association:I hope you are all doing well and have found a new rhythm to your daily lives that keeps you safe, productive and mentally well. I know it has been a struggle to find new processes for working and communicating, but hopefully we are all getting to a better place than we were two months ago! I wanted to share with you some updates on ASTDA activities that might
The World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Global HIV, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections is accepting applications for two STI-related positions: The Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Lead within the Department of Global HIV, Hepatitis and STI programme at WHO, Geneva. This is an exciting position to help lead and build a public health programme to address the growing burden of STIs globally and to ensure countries are on track to implement the Global Health
Call for Applications for the ASTDA Board of Directors The ASTDA Nomination Committee is soliciting applications for several positions on the ASTDA Board of Directors. Based on the latest amendments to the ASTDA Charter and Bylaws approved by the ASTDA membership on January 7, 2020, we are currently looking to fill the following positions for a two-year term: Up to two (2) early career stage members (i.e., a member who is no more than
ASTDA awards recognize individuals who epitomize the Association’s mission. Awardees are honored for significant contributions toward the prevention, control and ultimate eradication of sexually transmitted infections. Individuals may be recognized for significant scholarship in medical, epidemiologic, laboratory, or behavioral research; for the development of high-impact programs in partnership with key communities; for exemplary teaching or mentorship of developing leaders; or for other distinctive services to the field. NOMINATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 15, 2020 by
Dear ASTDA Members, We have updated our charter and bylaws and need a 2/3 voting membership approval to implement these changes. Your vote is critical. Please submit your vote before 6 January, 2020 (please vote sooner if possible!) If you are a current member, please log in to your account to access additional content on this page and learn more about these updates and how to vote.
Letter from the President—August 2019 Greetings ASTDA Members! It has been a year since I took office as President and there are many important things going on with ASTDA that I want to share with you. As you are no doubt aware, there have been many changes in our working environment over the past year some of which are positive (e.g. additional funding support as a result of the End HIV Initiative) and some of