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CDC STD Fact Sheets

The STD fact sheets on the CDC website contain information on Chlamydia and Genital Herpes. These fact sheets consistently score in the top 100 most visited pages on the CDC website.

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Chlamydia Testing Technologies 

(01/2007), Richard Steece, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
National Chlamydia Laboratory Coordinator
Infertility Prevention Project

Download this discussion of the principles, advantages, and disadvantages of testing technologies available to treat chlamydia. Updated July 2004.

National STD Prevention Conference

Recorded sessions and presentations from past conferences are available for download at the CDC's STD conference site. Conference delegates from academia, public health departments, nongovernmental organizations, the private health sector, and policy-related organizations are invited to explore current issues, share successes, ask and debate new questions, and seek answers that will advance STD prevention into the future.

Gonoccocal Isolate Surveillance Project (GISP)

Monitors trends in antimicrobial susceptibilities of strains of N. gonorrhoeae in the United States in order to establish a rational basis for the selection of gonococcal therapies. GISP is a collaborative project between selected sexually transmitted diseases (STD) clinics, five regional laboratories, and CDC.

National Chlamydia Laboratory Committee (NCLC)
A branch of the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL). Provides a forum for the laboratory subcommittees of the ten Regional Infertility Prevention Project Advisory Groups to discuss issues and concerns regarding chlamydia screening tests and to develop a common position acceptable to the Regions.

Association of Public Health Laboratories
Promotes the role of public health laboratories in support of national and global objectives as well as the policies and programs which assure continuous improvement in the quality of laboratory practices. Features sections such as advocacy, national conferences, education/training, global activities, and public health labs.

YRBSS: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

The YRBSS was developed in 1990 to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. The national YRBS is conducted every two years during the spring semester and provides data representative of 9th through 12th grade students in public and private schools throughout the United States.