Treatment and Screening
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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.
CDC 2021 Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Treatment Guidelines Update Webinar – Representatives from the Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) provide an overview of the proposed updates to CDC’s 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines, while addressing questions and comments from partners, stakeholders and other interested parties. See the Questions and Answers from this webinar.
CDC’s updated recommendations for the treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea in adolescents and adults: two-drug approach no longer recommended; treat with just one 500 mg injection of ceftriaxone.
There is currently a national shortage of: Azithromycin; Gemifloxacin; Erythromycin (0.5%) Ophthalmic Ointment; STI Diagnostic Test Kits and Laboratory Supplies
Recommendations and tools intended to guide STD clinical practice standards in healthcare settings and optimize patient care.
Providing prescriptions or medications to the patient to take to his/her partner without the health care provider first examining the partner.
General STD treatment updates and resources, including Dear Colleague Letters, podcasts, and scientific articles.
Duty to Warn – “Duty to warn” is a legal concept that indicates possible liability for healthcare providers if no warning of possible harm is given in certain circumstances. This analysis discusses whether duty to warn applies to healthcare providers and STD diagnoses. (April 26, 2021)
2020 Update to CDC’s Treatment Guidelines for Gonococcal Infection (December 17, 2020) – Special Policy Note: Includes CDC’s updated recommendation for treating gonococcal infections, as well as alternative treatment regimens.
STD Care and Prevention Guidance During Disruption of Clinical Services (September 8, 2020)
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): Missed Opportunities for Prevention of Congenital Syphilis – United States, 2018 (June 4, 2020)
- Dear Colleague Letterpdf icon: from Dr. Gail Bolan, Director, Division of STD Prevention
The Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Syphilis: An Update and Reviewpdf iconexternal icon – A clinical guidance document for use in the diagnosis and management of syphilis. Based on content from the 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines, and developed by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Infections and the NYC STD Prevention Training Center. (March 2019)
Syphilis Pocket Guide for Providerspdf icon – Updated booklet for providers containing need-to-know details on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of syphilis. (November 30, 2017)
National STD Curriculumexternal icon – 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)