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Proposed Project: National Survey of STD Services Provided to U.S. College Students—New—The National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plans to conduct a survey of a sample of U.S. colleges asking about health services available to students with focus on sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing and management. The sample shall include a broad range of colleges including 2 and 4 year, public and private, and rural and urban colleges to determine under what conditions, for which STDs, and how colleges educate about STDs, conduct testing and provide partner management.
STDs have a large economic and health impact throughout the United States. Most college students are within the age range with the highest rates for STDs (15-24 year olds). Chlamydia trachomatis is the most frequently reported infectious disease in the United States with prevalence rates of 4% to 18% in 16-24 year old women. Infections with Chlamydia trachomatis can result in pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility. Many STDs increase the risk of HIV transmission and acquisition. Genital infections with herpes simplex virus, human papillomavirus, and Trichomonas vaginalis have been reported at increasing rates over the last 10 years.
This national survey will provide data that will broaden the scientific knowledge related to STD services and management available to students at U.S. colleges. The survey is intended to (a) describe health insurance policies of colleges; (b) describe preventive services such as health education and condom availability at colleges; (c) identify characteristics of student health centers including staffing, type of care, and number of students seen; (d) identify possible obstacles to accessing STD services; (e) describe which STDs are being tested for and what testing criteria are applied; and (f) describe current partner services including partner notification practices and use of partner-delivered therapy. The total response burden is estimated at 455 hours.
|Respondents||Number of respondents||Number of response per respondent (in hours)||Average burden per response (in hours)|
|Health Service Manager||455||1||30/60|
|Chief Administrative Officer||455||1||30/60|
Dated: June 11, 2001.
Acting Associate Direct for Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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