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  • Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of STD Prevention released its annual STD Surveillance Report. Data in Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2014, show that cases of all three nationally notifiable sexually transmitted diseases—chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis —have increased for the first time since 2006.   Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.
  • November 12, 2015       Dear Colleagues,   Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published “Increase in Incidence of Congenital Syphilis —
  •     April 3, 2015     Clinical Advisory: Ocular Syphilis in the United States Since December 2014, at least 15 cases of ocular syphilis from California and Washington have been reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least five other states have suspect cases under investiga
  • Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent out a clinical advisory on an apparent increase in ocular syphilis in the United States.  According to the Advisory: “Since December 2014, at least 15 cases of ocular syphilis from California and Washington have been reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least five other states have suspect cases under investigation. The majority of cases have been among MSM with HIV; and a
  • Our case is a 45 year old HIV+ gay man who presented to our STD clinic as a contact to a partner with gonorrhea. He has had a generalized rash since 6 weeks and now also complains of "pink eye".  The (timely) case study is this week's feature resource.
  • Reproductive and sexual health morbidity in the United States continues to far exceed that of other developed nations. Calls for greater attention and new strategies to address this fact usually begin with a ceremonial nod to the numbers of associated adverse health outcomes (an estimated 50 000 new human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] infections, 20 million sexually transmitted infections [STIs], 3 million unintended pregnancies, and 1 million rapes annually).1 This morbidity has substan
  • The following articles were published in this month's installment of the Real World of STD Prevention of the journal Sexually Transmited Diseases: Estimating the Total Annual Direct Cost of Providing Sexually Transmitted Infection and HIV Testing and Counseling for Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States Owusu-Edusei, Kwame Jr.; Gift, Thomas L.; Patton, Monica E.; Johnson, David B.; Valentine, Jo A. Barriers to Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing of HIV-Inf
  • Last week, the World STI & HIV Congress was held in Brisbane, Australia. This conference combined the 21st Meeting of the International Society for STD Research (ISSTDR) and the 2015 World Congress of the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections.  We look back with Dr. Jeffry Klausner one of the co-chairs of the conference’s scientific committee. Dr. Klausner is a professor of Medicine and Public Health at the Geffen School of Medicine and the Fielding Sc
  • Cervical cancer screening used to all be so simple—women were told just go for your annual Pap. But now we have new tests to screen for cervical cancer, plus updated guidelines that—for most women—mean routine screening is done every few years rather than annually. The changes are confusing not only to women but their healthcare providers, too. So to sort all this out, in this episode of our Sex+Health podcast we’re talking with Dr. Warner Huh, Division D
  • Under the banner: "Transcending Barriers, Creating Opportunities" the 2016 National STD Prevention Conference will be held September 20 - 23, 2016 in Atlanta. This conference is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Sexually Transmited Diseases Association, the American Sexual Health Association, the National Coalition of STD Directors, the Pan American Health Association, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. The conference invites al

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New: STD Clinical Consultation Network

The National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) is rolling out its free clinical consultation network. This online resource provides STD clinical consultation services within 1-3 business days, depending on urgency, to healthcare providers in the United States. Developed by and adapted from a consultation service by the Southeastern Tubersulosis Center, clinicians can submit their questions to the network that will be automatically relayed to STD experts in their NNPTC
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Training, Program, Science

Dear Colleagues, Last week, the National Network of STD Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) and the National Coalition of STD Directors held their annual meetings back-to-back in Savannah, GA. Obviously, this was no coincidence.  Since the NNPTC started their new funding cycle last fall, there has been a clear expectation from CDC that the prevention training centers work closely together with the state and local STD AAPPS (Assessment, Assurance, Policy Development and Prevention Strategies) grantees and indentify areas where the NNPTC can provide targeted training and technical assistance. For many in the NNPTC this is a departure from clinical training
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STDPOdcast: Bill Smith Discusses NCSD National Conference

Periodically, we check in with Bill Smith, the Executive Director of the National Coalition of STD Directors. We spoke with him at the end of the 2015 NCSD Conference in Savannah, GA.
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What's New

NCSD Weekly Update - November 20, 2015

    Dear NCSD Members - Due to Thanksgiving there will not be an NCSD Weekly Update next Friday.  NCSD wishes all of you a wonderful and safe holiday.  You will hear from
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New National Statistics Show Increases in Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis

      For Immediate Release                                                 Contact:  November 17, 2015   &
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NCSD Weekly Update November 13, 2015

       Dear NCSD Members - With this weekly communication, please find the following:    NCSD Post-Annual Meeting Blogs and Announcements Calling All DIS! Complete the Job Task Analysis Survey and Learn
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New Study Suggests Gonococcal Resistance to Cephalosporins May be Declining

In a research letter to the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Robert Kirkcaldy from the STD Division at CDC and his colleagues present an updated report form the U.S. Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance
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NCSD Weekly Update November 6, 2015

    Dear NCSD Members - Thank you to everyone who traveled to Savannah last week for the NCSD 2015 Annual Meeting!  NCSD is delighted that so many of you could join us for a
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases - November 2015 Issue

          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
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NCC News October 2015

  NCC News The National Chlamydia Coalition Newsletter  Issue 75: October 30, 2015       In This Issue CDC NCHHSTP Atlas Updated CCFC Webinars Archived New NCSD Resources Bedsider in Spanish Thanks Birth Control Family
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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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