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Education and Training

National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers

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The National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The intent of the network is to provide U.S. clinicians with the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to address and prevent STDs in patients. There are 8 regional centers in the network that provide clinician training. One of them is located at Johns Hopkins. The STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins offers STD clinical training in eastern region states including Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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General STD information, statistics, treatment guidelines, and prevention facts are available from the CDC'S Division of STD Prevention. Learn more. Online courses and webinars are available. View the current training courses.

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is dedicated to the education of a diverse group of research scientists and public health professionals. Students may pursue STD research interests in one of three tracks -behavioral science, clinical epidemiology, or basic science.

The Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Research Laboratory

The Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Research Laboratory conducts research, but is also a clinical and diagnostic laboratory. Our laboratory is recognized internationally for expertise as a reference laboratory for STDs, especially Chlamydia trachomatisNeisseria gonorrhoeaeTrichomonas vaginalisMycoplasma genitalium, HPV, and syphilis.The laboratory has served as the Core Diagnostic Laboratory and as the Reference Laboratory for many national and international grants for collaborative studies of STDs. Lab personnel collaborate with scientists and engineers on exploratory technology development projects. The laboratory is licensed by the State of Maryland, CAP accredited, and CLIA approved.