Treatment and Screening

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2015 STD Treatment Guidelines 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines

Recommendations for treating persons who have or are at risk for STDs. Includes regimens, evidence tables, wall chart, and pocket guide. The 2015 Guidelines are the most current version of this document. The 2015 Guidelines update the previous 2010 Guidelines with new diagnostic, treatment, and prevention recommendations for STDs.

Expedited Partner Therapy Expedited Partner Therapy

Providing prescriptions or medications to the patient to take to his/her partner without the health care provider first examining the partner.

woman in lab coat Additional Resources

General STD treatment updates and resources, including Dear Colleague Letters, podcasts, and scientific articles.

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New CDC analysis suggests gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are at increased risk for extragenital STDs [i.e., chlamydia or gonorrhea in the throat or rectum] (April 11, 2019)

Syphilis Pocket Guide for ProvidersCdc-pdf – Updated booklet for providers containing need-to-know details on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of syphilis. (November 30, 2017)

National STD CurriculumExternal – An online modular learning experience that helps users learn how to manage STDs. It is continuously updated and integrates the most recent STD Treatment Guidelines. Free CME/CNE available. (November 1, 2017)

CDC Recommendations for Diagnosing and Managing Shigella Strains with Possible Reduced Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin – This Health Advisory describes the identification of emerging Shigella strains with elevated minimum inhibitory concentration values for ciprofloxacin and outlines new recommendations for clinical diagnosis, management, and reporting, as well as new recommendations for laboratories and public health officials.

Emerging Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea: What’s New and What Now?External – Dr. Gail Bolan, Director of CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, discusses latest trends in drug resistant gonorrhea and provides an overview of treatment for this common sexually transmitted disease. (March 6, 2017)

Use of a 2-Dose Schedule for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination — Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices  MMWR December 16, 2016

Ocular Syphilis — Eight Jurisdictions, United States, 2014–2015 MMWR November 4, 2016

Blog by NCHHSTP Director: What Healthcare Providers Can Do to Slow Gonorrhea’s Growing Resistance to First-line Antibiotics (July 29, 2016)

Public Health and Primary Care: Forging Partnerships That Matter (May 20, 2016)

2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines Update Webinar in Spanish – April 5, 2016, 1-2 PM EDT, Continuing education credits available

Keep an Eye Out For Ocular SyphilisExternal – Tom Peterman, MD, MSc; Kimberly Workowski, MD discuss the recent increase in ocular syphilis cases and provide physicians with information on diagnosis and treatment in this Medscape CDC Expert Commentary (Requires free membership to access commentary) (February 8, 2016)

Increase in Incidence of Congenital Syphilis — United States, 2012–2014  MMWR November 13, 2015

Dear Colleague Letter Cdc-pdf[PDF – 52 KB]

Clinical Advisory: Ocular Syphilis in the United States (October 16, 2015)

New STD Guidelines for 2015External – CDC Expert Commentary featuring Kimberly Workowski, MD (October 5, 2015)

2015 STD Treatment Guidelines Overview Webinar – Monday, June 22, 2015 – View Recording – CE credits available

Questions & Answers (February 17, 2016)