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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Healthcare providers and health departments can now report suspected gonorrhea and Mycoplasma genitalium treatment failures to the CDC. (December 12, 2022)

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Mycoplasma genitalium (Mgen) Web Resources (November 18, 2022)

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The First Friday of October is National Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) Recognition Day (October 7, 2022)

  • Dear Colleague Letter: A special thanks from Dr. Deron Burton, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Acting Director, and Dr. Leandro Mena, Division of STD Prevention Director.
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STI Treatment (Tx) Guide Mobile App: The new app is more comprehensive, more integrated, and includes more features to help with patient care. (September 19, 2022)

  • Medscape Commentary: CDC experts highlight five key changes to know about the 2021 STI Treatment Guidelines. (October 12, 2022)
Preliminary 2021 Data

Preliminary 2021 STD Surveillance Data (September 1, 2022)

  • Social Media & More: Messages, graphics, and other materials to help you engage with your community
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Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Surveillance, 2020 (April 12, 2022)

  • Announcement: CDC’s STD Director on the release of national STD trends in the U.S.
  • Press Release: New data suggest STDs in the U.S. continued to increase during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Social Media & More: Messages and graphics to help you promote 2020 STD surveillance data.
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STD Awareness Week (April 10-16, 2022)

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STD Prevention and Control in 2021: A Year in Review

  • Dear Colleague Letter: Dr. Leandro Mena, MD, MPH, Division of STD Prevention Director, on STD prevention and control accomplishments in 2021 and upcoming events and resources for 2022.
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FDA Alert: Possible False RPR Reactivity with Syphilis Test

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Historic Five‐Year Investment for Disease Intervention Specialists Workforce

  • Dear Colleague Letter: CDC’s Division of STD Prevention distributes $200 million to health departments for the first year of the CDC Disease Intervention Specialists Workforce Development Supplement. (September 24, 2021)
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Congenital Syphilis Diagnosed Beyond the Neonatal Period in the United States: 2014-2018: New study finds 67 symptomatic infants were diagnosed with congenital syphilis beyond the neonatal period (>28 days) during this time. (August 31, 2021)

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Dr. Leandro Mena is the new Director for the Division of STD Prevention

  • Dear Colleague Letter: Dr. Leandro Mena, MD, MPH, Division of STD Prevention Director, on the future of STI prevention and joining CDC. (August 2, 2021)
Ending the Epidemic

Dear Colleague Letter from the Division of STD Prevention: CDC Awards $11.1 Million for HIV Prevention Services in STD Clinics.

STI Treatment Guidelines, 2021

2021 STI Treatment Guidelines (July 22, 2021)

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American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: Funding to Hire and Train Public Health Workers

  • Dear Colleague Letter: White House announces $1.13 billion investment to strengthen the disease intervention specialists workforce. (May 13, 2021)
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Sexually Transmitted Infections Prevalence, Incidence, and Cost Estimates in the United States (January 25, 2021)

  • At A Glance: STI Prevalence, Incidence, and Cost Estimates in the United States
  • Social Media Materials: Messages and Graphics to Help Spread the Word
  • Dear Colleague Letter: Announcement about Updated STI Prevalence, Incidence, and Cost Estimates
  • Press release: CDC Estimates 1 in 5 People in the U.S. Have a Sexually Transmitted Infection
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Sexually Transmitted Infections National Strategic Plan for the United States: 2021-2025

  • Dear Colleague Letter: HHS launches nation’s first-ever plan of its kind for STIs. (December 18, 2020)