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Sexually transmitted diseases in the USA: temporal trends
  1. Sevgi O Aral1,
  2. Kevin A Fenton1,
  3. King K Holmes2
  1. 1National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  2. 2University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Sevgi O Aral
 Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease, National Centers for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop E02, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA; SAral{at}


This paper reviews the temporal trends in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and discusses the factors affecting the epidemiology of bacterial STDs.

  • GISP, Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project
  • HPV, human papillomavirus
  • HSV, herpes simplex virus
  • MSM, men who have sex with men
  • STD, sexually transmitted disease

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  • Competing interests: None.

  • This paper has been abstracted from Aral SO and Holmes KK.2

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