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STD Cover Design Contest


ASTDA is launching competition to update the cover of our journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases. We would like to involve ASTDA members in redesigning the front cover. The winner of the competition will receive a prize of $2500. Full details of the competition are listed here. Please pay close attention to those details as submissions that do not follow the instructions will not be considered. Only one submission from an ASTDA member

STD Cover Design Contest2023-03-03T20:49:11+00:00
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National STD Curriculum


The National STD Curriculum is a free educational website from the University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center. This project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The site addresses the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, management, and prevention of STDs. The STD Question Bank on the site features interactive board-review style questions on a wide range of STDs. Questions emphasize key points in the 2021 STD Treatment Guidelines. You

National STD Curriculum2022-09-12T19:15:28+00:00
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STD is Hiring a New Managing Editor


STD, ASTDA’s journal, is hiring a new managing editor. This position will work both with the journal and by assisting ASTDA with some programmatic tasks, including developing our social media presence. The position is 100% virtual. Please circulate widely to your networks and reach out to astda@astda.org with any questions. See full job description

STD is Hiring a New Managing Editor2022-08-10T01:36:42+00:00
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Remembering Julius “Julie” Schachter


Remembering Julius "Julie" Schachter It is with great sadness that we write to you that one of the greats of Chlamydia research, Dr. Julius (Julie) Schachter, succumbed to COVID in late December. Julie was born in 1936 and raised in the Bronx. His father was a furrier, and his mother was a clerk at the DMV. As the first in his family to attend college, he received his undergraduate degree

Remembering Julius “Julie” Schachter2021-02-02T15:06:27+00:00
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Applications for the ASTDA Board of Directors


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

Applications for the ASTDA Board of Directors2020-04-03T14:32:41+00:00
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ASTDA Awards Call for Nominations


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

ASTDA Awards Call for Nominations2020-04-03T14:38:17+00:00
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From the ASTDA President


The new American administration led by Donald Trump and Michael Pence promises changes likely detrimental to the public health infrastructure addressing sexually transmitted diseases, and to the funding streams that support research on prevention, treatment, and education. Rollback of expanded health access, insecurity among immigrant populations, loss of legal protections for sexual and gender minorities, and aggressive restrictions on sexual/reproductive health services are just the most general areas that affect STD at the intersections of

From the ASTDA President2017-02-16T14:27:39+00:00
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From the ASTDA President


May 9, 2016 Dear Colleagues, With spring slowly changing to summer, I wanted to give you an update on what’s happening in the Association. First, it gives me great pleasure to announce and congratulate the richly deserving recipients of the 2016 ASTDA Recognition Awards: Dr. Anne Rompalo (Distinguished Career Award), Dr. Joan Chow (Achievement Award), and Dr. Lindley Barbee (Young Investigator Award).  Thanks very much to the members of this year’s awards committee that yielded

From the ASTDA President2016-05-23T17:54:26+00:00
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From the ASTDA


The American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA) represents a very diverse membership, including basic scientists, researchers, clinicians, epidemiologists, public health officials, and disease intervention specialists. ASTDA lacks the staff and resources to serve the specific needs of its individual constituents, however, it should be well poised to identify and serve common goals.  In the following, I’d like to discuss our progress and plans in 5 strategic areas: collaboration, communication and translation, rejuvenation, and member engagement.

From the ASTDA2016-02-19T19:25:08+00:00
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