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The State of STDs

April 12, 2018


Overview: Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at a record high in the United States, and while they can impact anyone, vulnerable groups—including young people, pregnant women, and men who have sex with men—are hit hardest. In this episode, we hear state and national perspectives from leaders in the fight against STDs, discussing the resurgence and health impacts of STDs, proven prevention strategies, and the critical role of disease intervention specialists.


  • Gail Bolan, Director, CDC’s Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention
  • Nathaniel Smith, Director and State Health Officer, Arkansas Department of Health
  • Jeff Stover, Operations Director for Population Health, Virginia Department of Health


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