It comes as no surprise that STDs are skyrocketing around the country, particularly among young people and men who have sex with men, given the CDC’s shift away from promoting condom usage as well as cuts in its STD prevention funding,” said Whitney Engeran-Cordova, Senior Director of AHF’s Public Health Division.
For STIs, the CDC’s funding request has remained stagnant, while the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Research funding request is $10 million lower than the previous year.
While the CDC did request more funding for 2017 than the agency actually received in 2016, enacted funding has consistently fallen short of requested funding.
To find the nearest location for STD screening and treatment, visit http://www.freestdcheck.org.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 821,000 individuals in 38 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe.