In 2005-2007, James G. Hodge, Jr. and colleagues at the Centers for Law and the Publics Health: A Collaborative at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities collaborated on a project with CDCs National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHSTP) Division of STD Prevention, to assess the legal environment for implementing expedited partner therapies (EPT) at the state and local levels pursuant to CDCs national recommendation in its 2006 STD Treatment Guidelines. These collaborative efforts led to the (1) development of a 50+ state characterization of laws concerning the implementation of EPT concerning sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); (2) posting of these data on CDCs EPT website; (3) publication of these data in a collaborative article in AJPH and other resources; and (4) specific technical assistance activities, including presentations, meetings, teleconferences, and other communications. Original analysis of state laws by the Centers and CDC concluded that only 10 states expressly permitted EPT in 2006. According to CDC, by 2009 this number increased to 20 states A few states have successfully implemented EPT widely while others are in the early stages of implementation. Nine states likely have laws that prohibit EPT. Now there is an opportunity to learn from and assist states at different implementation phases.
|Effective start/end date||10/1/09 → 9/30/10|
- HHS: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): $150,000.00
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