What's New

The latest from CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, as well as new resources, programs, and website updates.

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STD Awareness Week (April 12-18, 2020)

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Reported drug use continues to climb among heterosexuals with syphilis (January 22, 2020)


Recommendations for Providing Quality STD Clinical Services (STD QCS) — New CDC report highlights services healthcare settings can offer to provide the highest-quality STD care for their patients. (January 6, 2020)

  • Dear Colleague Letterpdf icon: Dr. Gail Bolan, Division of STD Prevention Director, on how STD QCS can help guide clinical operations in healthcare settings to optimize STD care services.
  • Graphic – explaining how STD QCS and the STI Treatment Guidelines can work together to optimize care.
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2018 STD Surveillance Report Finds Alarming Increase of Newborn Deaths from Syphilis (October 8, 2019)

STD Prevention Conference

Mark your calendars: The 2020 STD Prevention Conference will be held September 14-17, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia

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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)


Medscape Commentaryexternal icon: Dr. Laura H. Bachmann, MD, MPH, on the surge in congenital syphilis and what healthcare providers can do to stop it (January 23, 2019)