Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Funded STD Programs

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Sex Transm Dis. 2021 Oct 12. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001566. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted STD services. Of 59 U.S.-funded STD programs, 91% reported a great deal to moderate impact from staff reassignment in April 2020, with 28% of respondents reporting permanent reassignment of DIS staff. Telemedicine was implemented in 44%. Decreases in STD case reports were reported by most jurisdictions.

PMID:34654769 | DOI:10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001566