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  • April 6, 2020 Dear Colleagues, This letter offers guidance to STD prevention programs, including STD clinics, on providing effective STD care and prevention when facility-based services and in-person patient-clinician contact is limited. Many health care settings have expanded phone triage and telehealth services, and some clinics that provide STD services have had to temporarily close. The full letter is available at this link and a PDF version is uploaded in Re
  • Articles in the Real World of STD Prevention can be downloaded at not cost.   The Availability and Feasibility of Chemsex Services Within Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics in the Netherlands: A Cross-Sectional Survey Among Sexually Transmitted Disease Nurses Evers, Ymke J.; Levels, Luuk T.J.; Dukers-Muijrers, Nicole H.T.M.; More Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 47(9):639-644, September 2020.
  • For the first time in years, rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, which had been on track in 2020 to hit record highs in the United States, have taken an abrupt downturn. This should be good news. The coronavirus pandemic has certainly kept more people away from bars, night clubs and large parties, reducing opportunities for unsafe sex, studies show. But the drop is more likely a harbinger of bad news, experts in reproductive and sexual health believe. They say the pandem
  • IUSTI's Quarterly Newsletter can be found in Resources.
  • October 8, 2019 Dear Partners in Prevention, Today, CDC released the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Surveillance Report, 2018. STDs reached an all-time high in 2018, marking the fifth consecutive year of increases for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. The most alarming threat: newborn deaths from syphilis.  There was a startling 22 percent increase in ne
  • To respond to the alarming and still rising rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI) in the Unites States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, through the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) has requested that The National Academy of Siences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) will convene an ad-hoc committee on the prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections in the United States.  Specifically, the Committee will examine:
  • This article was commisioned by the Lancet Infectious Diseases and provides a detailed summary of the major challenges STI prevention and control face globally. It is available free of charge at this website.  (login free but required)  Summary WHO estimated that nearly 1 million people become infected every day with any of four curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs): chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis. Despite their high global incidenc

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ASTDA Position Statement in Support of STI Clinics

ASTDA's first official position statement is a strong endorsement of publicly-funded STI clinics: "Over the past decade, the rates of reportable sexually transmitted infections (STI) have been steadily increasing in the United States. The diagnosis and treatment of STIs among patients and their partners is the cornerstone of STI control and prevention. Publicly funded, categorical STI clinics play a key role in the public health STI control infrastructure but availability of these servi
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ASTDA Position Statements

Over the past year, the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA) has started a new initiative: the development of position statements. Through these statements, ASTDA is leveraging its standing in the STI community in the U.S. as a bully pulpit to support expert clinical opinion and to advance STI prevention and control policy.  Both are very important at this point. First, the CDC STI treatment guidelines will be released within the next few months. As much as the guidelines are evidence-based, there are many instances where such evidence does not exist or is not conclusive,
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ASTDA/IUSTI North America Newsletter Fall 2019

Please see our fall 2019 newsletter attached.  
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STD RESOURCE COVID-19 COMMAND CENTER FOR STD PROGRAMS Linking to resources, news, and updates to help STD programs in their emergency response to coronavirus (COVID-19).  
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WARM WELCOME Welcome to the STI & HIV 2021 World Congress to be held virtually from 14 to 17 July 2021! This bi-annual meeting dedicated to STI in its broadest sense will be organised by the International Society for STD Rese...

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