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  • At the 2014 STD Prevention Conference in Atlanta last month, we spoke with Dr. Bill Darrow.  Dr. Darrow is a Professor of Public Health at Florida International University in Miami Florida. Before joining FIU, he worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 31 years and was the Chief of the Behavioral and Prevention Research Branch in the Division of STD/HIV Prevention until 1994.  During that time, he was the first to engage an illustrious group of
  •   The NCSD 2014 Annual Meeting is This Week! We look forward to seeing you next week here in the Washington, DC Capital Area for the NCSD 2014 Annual Meeting!   Please review the meeting website for useful transportation information upon your a
  • The following articles have recently been pulished in the Real World of STD Prevention; a rubric in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases.   Understanding Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening and Management in Indiana Community Health Centers Navale, Shalini M.; Meyerson, Beth E.; Ohmit, Anita; et al. Predictors of Index Patient Acceptance of Expedited Partner Therapy for Chlamydia trachomatis Infection and Reasons for Refusal, Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics, New Yo
  • The United Services Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for chlamydia in sexually active females aged 24 years and younger and in older women who are at increased risk for infection. (B recommendation). The USPSTF recommends screening for gonorrhea in sexuallt active females aged 24 years or younger an in older women who re at increased risk for infection (B recommendation). The USPSTF concluded that the current evidence is insufficient to assess th
  • Dear Partners in Prevention, CDC and the U.S. Public Health Service have released new federal guidelines for clinicians regarding pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. Please see the letter below from colleagues in CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention outlining the guidelines and providing an overview of the implications of this prevention measure. The complete guidelines and a provider supplement can be found online

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The United States Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation on STI Counseling

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends intensive behavioral counseling for all sexually active adolescents and for adults who are at increased risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), (B recommendation).   The USPSTF found adequate evidence that intensive behavioral counseling interventions reduce the likelihood of STIs in sexually active adolescents and in adults at increased risk. The USPSTF determined that this benefit is of moderate magn
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(a pdf of this blog is available at this link)   Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) publishes the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases owned by the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association. As the current president of the Association I was invited to the annual LWW Journals Symposium held last month in Philadelphia.  This was a great opportunity to learn more about the journal from a publisher’s perspective and also meet with colleagues representing over 100 medical journals that are (a small) part of the LWW portfolio.  As in so many other conferences and meetings these days, there
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Primary Syphilis? Or? - The 5-Minute STD Case Study

Another 5-Minute STD Case Study. This one is not so straight-forward...  
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Table of Contents - December 2014

A new issue of Sexually Transmitted Diseases is now available online and for download through the iPad app!  Keep reading below for more details about this content.  Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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21st Meeting of the ISSTDR: 13-16 September, 2015

For the first time in its 40 year history the International Society for STD Research (ISSTDR) is holding its biennial meeting below the equator, not to mention the eastern hemisphere. Once again the meeting is being held in con...

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