Sexually Transmitted Infections Research


The following Johns Hopkins University Centers of Excellence undertake basic and clinical research in the field of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Center for Point-of-Care Technologies Research for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Center for Point-of-Care Technologies Research for Sexually Transmitted Diseases  has a mission to develop and test the accuracy, acceptability, and optimal implementation of point-of-care tests for sexually transmitted diseases in diverse care delivery contexts both in the United States and in resource-limited settings. This work is critical considering that five of the top ten reportable diseases in the United States are STDs. In 2018 in the United States there were nearly 2.5 million reported new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis combined. The Center is funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) The Center’s Director is Yukari Manabe, MD

STD/HIV Prevention Training Center

The STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins (PTC) envisions a global environment that ensures sexual and reproductive health is a priority, fully integrated into education and care.

The PTC is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has been developed in partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD), other local and state health departments and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  The PTC is dedicated to increasing the knowledge and skills of health and community-based providers in the area of sexual and reproductive health through state of the art training programs emphasizing all aspects of clinical and program management.  These programs include sexual and reproductive health promotion, clinical diagnosis of STIs, medical management and prevention of STIs, especially HIV.  The PTC offers technical support and training to health department and other community health providers.  The Center’s Medical Director is Anne Rompalo, MD.