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New Report: COVID-19 and the State of the STD Field

May 13, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

The National Coalition of STD Directors released a new report highlighting the findings of a survey conducted by STD program directors, DIS, and STD and sexual health clinic administrators regarding the impact of COVID-19 response on the STD field. The report reveals:

  • 83% of STD progarms are deferring STD services or field visits
  • 62% of STD programs cannot maintain HIV and syphilis caseloads
  • 66% of clinics report a decrease in sexual health screening and testing
  • 60% of clinics are experiencing reduced capacity to treat STDs; 22% report capacity has been reduced by more than half
  • 57% of DIS report that they or other DIS in their jurisdictions have been redeployed to COVID-19
  • Only 32% of DIS have capacity to perform field visits remotely or virtually

Access the report.


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Kim Rodgers is the Communications Manager at NACCHO.

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