In order to improve the academic standards of specialists dealing with sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and for proper management of patients with STDS, and also to give distinct identity for this specialty, the need for a separate Association was felt. A band of Venereologists and Scientists met at the Institute of Venereology, Madras Medical College, Madras and formed an Association called the INDIAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (IASSTD), in the year 1975.

Once the Association was established it was felt that it should have a forum to voice the academic pursuits of this speciality and also to disseminate information on this subject Nationally and Internationally to all those who are interested in this speciality. Thus the idea of having a Journal was conceived in 1977 but materialized only in 1980. Thus was born the IJSTD through the enthusiastic and sincere efforts of Dr.Sardarilal, Editor and the members of Editorial board. After the demise of Dr.Sardarilal, Dr.R.C.Sharma, New Delhi was Editor for a short period and later Dr.Rishi K Bhargava of Jaipur was nominated as the Editor. The standard of Journal has improved immensely after Dr.Rishi k Bhargava has taken over. His vision of indexing the IJSTD journal has materialized with his sincere and honest efforts vide– (ISSN) 0253-7184. Till 2006 Dr.Rishi K Bhargava continued as Editor-in-chief of IJSTD. Dr.Yogesh Sashikanth Marfatia took over as Editor-in-chief of IJSTD from 2007 and Dr.Rishi K Bhargava was nominated as Editor-Emeritus of IJSTD

The Journal is published half yearly i.e. one volume per one year consisting of two issues (June and December). It is an indexed Journal and circulated free to all the members of the Association. For Non Members Annual subscription is Rs.250/- inclusive of postage by ordinary book-post for subscriber in India. For foreign subscribers, the subscription is US $ 20. AS on today more than 50 Institutions in India and abroad are subscribers of our Journal.

IJSTD has its own website now: Online full text at

The author of the best article, published in the Journal every year is the beneficiary of “Dr.Sardarilal Memorial Award”. The author is requested to present his award winning article at the National Conference and soon after he is decorated with the award.

For further details and copies contact:

Dr. Y.S. Marfatia Emeritus Editor, IJSTD

Dr. Rajesh R. Editor, IJSTD
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