Infectious Disease

Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Tuberculosis

ASTHO supports members in providing cross-program leadership, developing and advocating for sound policies, and promoting efficient use of resources to prevent and control viral hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis.


ASTHO is working to define the role for state health agencies in addressing viral hepatitis and to demonstrate the value of infrastructure and funding at the state public health level.


ASTHO provides state public health input into the development of evidence-based, effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy in collaboraton with partners at the community and national levels applying well-integrated, multidisciplinary research and analysis.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

ASTHO supports the role of state health agencies in STD prevention, treatment, and control, as well as integration of necessary STD services across programs.


To maintain declines in TB disease, state health agencies need the staff and capacity for surveillance, case management, treatment, contact investigation, and other necessary services to ensure there is not a resurgence of TB in the U.S.


The NCHHSTP Atlas was created to provide an interactive platform for accessing data collected by CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). This interactive tool provides CDC an effective way to disseminate data, while allowing users to observe trends and patterns by creating detailed reports, maps, and other graphics.

Currently, the Atlas provides interactive maps, graphs, tables, and figures showing geographic patterns and time trends of HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and primary and secondary syphilis surveillance data.