CDC National STD Hotline
1-888-232-6348 (in English and Spanish)
The Division of STD Prevention provides national leadership, prevention research, policy development, and scientific information to help people live safer, healthier lives by the prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and their complications.
CDC’s Division of STD Prevention concentrates its efforts on four focus areas to guide STD prevention and maximize long term impact:
1. Adolescents and Young Adults – STDs primarily affect young people, and the health consequences can last a lifetime.
2. Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) – MSM are impacted by HIV, syphilis, and gonorrhea at concerning rates.
3. Multi-Drug Resistant Gonorrhea – Data continue to show concerning patterns of declining susceptibility to Cephalosporins — the only remaining gonorrhea treatment.
4. Congenital Syphilis – Syphilis infection is a serious concern for pregnant women, as it can cause stillbirth and lead to physical and mental developmental disabilities in babies. Early access to prenatal care can prevent congenital syphilis; therefore a single case of congenital syphilis represents failures in the healthcare delivery and public health systems