CDC’s Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) launched Improving Sexually Transmitted Disease Programs through Assessment, Assurance, Policy Development, and Prevention Strategies, or STD-AAPPS, in January of 2014. This mission is accomplished by assisting health departments, healthcare providers and non-government organizations through the provision of timely science-based information and by clearly interpreting such information to the general public and policy makers. Effective Interventions – Information gathered by CDC’s Division of STD Prevention and partners about the effectiveness of different interventions to support STD programs, community based organizations, and other groups who aim to reduce STDs. You may choose any other microbe (virus, bacterium, archeon, or eukaryote). Territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. Since its formation in 1979, the HRC has helped more than 1 million people. You can find grant information from OMH, which seeks to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations by addressing health disparities.
The link to “Herpes: Get The Facts” provides basic answers to commonly asked questions. • International Herpes Alliance. Web: www.herpesalliance.org. The International Herpes Alliance was launched in December 1999 as a nonprofit organization offering support and information to those with genital herpes, as well as those helping to manage the condition, and national patient support groups around the world. It coordinates activities for International Herpes Week, which was observed Nov. CDC has eliminated separate program components for the infertility prevention project and syphilis elimination, thereby providing greater flexibility to grantees to direct resources to support STD prevention reflecting their local situation. A leaflet, fact sheet, and poster for International Herpes Week is available to download as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file; click on “International Herpes Week,” then click again to download the desired items.
Throughout, you should try to integrate information we covered in the course. For 40 years, NFPRHA members have shared a commitment to providing high-quality, federally funded family planning care–making them a critical component of the nation’s public health safety net. The International Herpes Management Forum (IHMF) was established in 1993 to improve the awareness and understanding of herpes viruses, and the counseling and management of people with these infections. U.S. By clicking on “Herpes Journal,” visitors can read the on-line version of Herpes, the journal of the IHMF. A review journal, Herpes, is published three times a year and provides clinicians with a regular update on key issues and recommendations on patient management of herpes virus infections and their sequelae. • American Herpes Foundation.
Web: www.herpes-foundation.org. The American Herpes Foundation (AHF) is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the management and prevention of herpes virus infections through research and education. The purpose of SSuN is to improve the capacity of national, state, and local STD programs to detect, monitor, and respond rapidly to trends in STDs through enhanced collection, reporting, analysis, visualization, and interpretation of disease information. • Herpes Help. Here, you will find great resources published in journals such as Scientific American. This commercial site, maintained by GlaxoSmith Kline of Research Triangle Park, NC, offers basic information on herpes simplex and other herpes viruses, as well as images of herpes sores. A handy glossary defines medical terms commonly uses in discussion of herpes.
The site also offers prescribing information on the company’s drugs acyclovir (Zovirax) and valacyclovir (Valtrex). • Herpes Diagnosis Resource Center. Web: www.pockit.com. This commercial site offers general information about herpes, as well as the POCkit HSV2 Rapid Test from Diagnology of Research Triangle Park. The site includes a “Dear Health Care Provider” letter that patients can print out to explain the point-of-care testing to their provider. • Focus Technologies. Web: www.focus answers.com.
Obtain an overview of the HerpeSelect ELISA and Immunoblot test kits from Focus Technologies (formerly MRL Diagnostics) of Herndon, VA. There are several new online-only journals with free access that also publish high-quality work. The site also includes links to herpes-related material, as well as brief answers to frequently asked questions. Research journal articles and abstracts written by clinic investigators are available at this institution’s web site. The site also includes herpes-related links, as well as an overview of the disease.