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Advocacy & Policy

As the only national organization with a constituency that provides frontline STD services, NCSD is the leading national voice for strengthening STD prevention, research and treatment. These efforts include advocating for effective policies, strategies,and sufficient resources, as well as increasing awareness of the medical and social impact of STDs. NCSD policy staff and Board members educate members of Congress and the Executive Branch, provide testimony at governmental hearings and meetings, and are actively involved in numerous national coalitions focused on HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and other sexual health issues.

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Highlighted Resources

NCSD is proud to announce the release of its 2013 STD and HIV Legislative Highlights and Analysis.

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Insurance reimbursement from patients, including those newly covered through recent changes in the health car

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The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) in partnership with the American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association (ASTDA) hosted a webinar: Point of Care Testing-Where Are We Going?  

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