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New CDC Analysis: Are Healthcare Providers Treating Gonorrhea Correctly?
April 26, 2018


SERMO Blog: STD Prevention Training Centers
April 25, 2018 – Dr. Bolan talks about The National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTCs) and the educational opportunities and resources they provide.


Mission Possible: Treat Me Right
April 19, 2018 – A Conversations in Equity blog authored by Jo A. Valentine, MSW.


SERMO Blog: Expedited Partner Therapy
April 18, 2018
– Dr. Bolan discusses the importance of expedited partner therapy (EPT) and when providers should consider using it.


The State of STDs
April 12, 2018 – Dr. Bolan discusses the rise in STDs as one of three featured guests on the podcast series Public Health Review.


SERMO Blog: Sexual History Taking
April 11, 2018 – Dr. Bolan talks about the importance of taking a sexual history and provides tips on how to start the conversation.


STD Awareness Month Resources en Español
April 10, 2018 – Sample social media and Treat Me Right graphics available in Spanish.


SERMO Blog: Treat Me Right: An Overview of STDs in the United States
April 4, 2018 – Dr. Bolan on the current state of STDs in the U.S., STD Awareness Month, and important tools for every healthcare provider.


STD Awareness Month Feature on
April 2, 2018 – Check out this year’s STD Awareness Month Feature article on


Dear Colleague Letter
March 19, 2018 – Dr. Gail Bolan, Director of CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, on this year’s STD Awareness Month Theme and how to get involved.

Treat Me Right

This STD Awareness Month, CDC and partners are reaching out to healthcare providers and patients alike with this very important message: Treat Me Right.

What does that mean? For providers, this involves many aspects of patient care – from fostering a trusting patient-provider relationship to ensuring that patients are correctly diagnosed and treated – and everything in between.

For patients, this means knowing what they can do to stay safe and healthy and how to directly ask their provider for the care that they need and deserve.

At a time when STDs are at a record high, it’s never been more important to protect your patients’ sexual health as a provider, or stand up for your own sexual health as a patient. Having a strong patient-provider relationship is always important, and the stronger these relationships are, the weaker STDs will become.

Here, readers can find STD prevention resources for partners, providers, patients, and more.


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