Sexually Transmitted Diseases Information for Researchers

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Treponema pallidum, the bacteria that cause syphilis.

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are an important global health priority because of their devastating impact on women and infants and their inter-relationships with HIV/AIDS biologically and epidemiologically. The ultimate objective of NIAID-supported research is to develop effective prevention and treatment approaches to control STDs.

Funding Opportunities

NIAID is always accepting researcher-initiated applications. Connect with NIAID program officers about potential funding for STD/STI research.

Program Officers

For contact information, search the NIH Enterprise Directory.

  • Dr. Eleanore Chuang, STI Clinical Research Program Officer
  • Dr. Thomas Hiltke, STIs Section Chief, STI Vaccines and Therapeutics Program Officer
  • Kimberly Murphy, Product Development Project Manager for STIs
  • Dr. Leah Vincent, STIs Basic Research Program Officer
  • Peter Wolff, Clinical Trials Specialist

Search our funding opportunities for STD-related grants

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Researchers at NIAID

Much of the STD research ongoing at NIAID takes place in these laboratories:

Laboratory of Immunoregulation

Laboratory of Infectious Diseases

Laboratory of Viral Diseases

Laboratory of Bacteriology

Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology

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Resources for Researchers

You may request services if you are an investigator in academia, a not-for-profit organization, industry, or government in the United States or worldwide. You need not be a grantee of NIAID or another National Institutes of Health Institute or Center. Look to each resource for further eligibility information.

See a full list of resources for STD researchers


Past Meetings

Current Challenges in Evaluating Antimicrobials for Urogenital Gonorrhea
Experts Collaborate to Design Thorough and Effective Future Trials
February 5-6, 2019

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