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Policy Statements

NCSD Policy Statement on Need for the Development and CLIA-Waived Approval of a Rapid SyphilisTest

In November of 2013, the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) and its Members passed a policy statement that calls on partners within the diagnostic community, public health agencies and regulatory bodies to move swiftly to make an RST as outlined above be commercially available in the United States.

NCSD Policy Statement on Molecular Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae

In November of 2013, NCSD members passed a policy statement that urges federal, state and local public health officials, researchers and industry partners to collaborate to bring rapid molecular antimicrobial susceptibility testing for gonorrhea to the market to benefit individual and public health.

NCSD/NASTAD Joint Statement: "Getting to Zero: Scaling Up Health Department Strategies for Gay Men/MSM"

In September 2012, NCSD and NASTAD released a statement that calls on state health departments to take six immediate steps to reduce an HIV epidemic that continues to disproportionately impact gay men/MSM, especially Black and Latino gay men/MSM.

NCSD Policy Statement on Worker Health and Safety in the Adult Film Industry

In October 2010, NCSD released a statement on the lack of sufficient STD/HIV prevention efforts within the adult film industry, urging national regulation of the industry and highlighting the need for multifaceted efforts to ensure enforcement.

NCSD/NASTAD Joint Statement on Health Crisis Among Gay Men

In June 2010, NCSD and the National Alliance of State and Territoral AIDS Directors (NASTAD) issued a joint statement of urgency on the increasingly disproportionate toll of HIV and STDs on gay and bisexual men.

Highlighted Resources

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?  


Sexually transmitted disease (STD) programs do an enormous amount of work to protect the public’s health with continually declining resources. There are many opportunities associated with the evolution of health care in the United States.


The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) are pleased to launch “Addressing Stigma: A Blueprint for HIV/STD Prevention and Care Outcomes for Black and L