STD Laboratory-based Surveillance and Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project (GISP)
Grant Amount: Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: $1,500,000; Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $7,500,000 over 5 years.
Laboratories play a crucial role in surveillance of sexually transmitted infections and antimicrobial resistance. Laboratory-based reporting of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and chancroid is critical for case-based surveillance. In addition, laboratories play a central role in sentinel surveillance of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and antimicrobial resistance. The Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project (GISP) is a national sentinel surveillance system that began in 1986 to address antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. GISP monitors trends in antimicrobial susceptibilities of N. gonorrhoeae strains in the United States. Data provided by GISP establish a scientific basis for the selection of gonococcal therapies: these data have directly contributed to CDC’s STD Treatment Guidelines in 1993, 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2010.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will establish a network of reference laboratories to provide timely antimicrobial susceptibility testing of N. gonorrhoeae isolates either collected by GISP-affiliated clinic (sentinel) sites as part of the GISP protocol or collected for other projects that enhance surveillance of gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility. In addition, awardees of the network may be called upon to participate in special projects to advance the microbiological understanding of or enhance laboratory-based surveillance of gonorrhea, antimicrobial resistance, and other STDs of interest.
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Number of Awards Given
up to 5 awards
Award Amount Notes
Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: $1,500,000. Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $7,500,000 over 5 years.
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Chlamydia Diagnostic Tests Drug Resistance Gonorrhea Medical Treatments and Therapies Program Development Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Surveillance Syphilis
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