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  • On March 24, 2021, join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) for the release of a new report on prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections  in the United States: "Sexually Transmitted Infections: Adopting a Sexual Health Paradigm." Members of the committee who wrote the report will give an overview of key issues, conclusions, and recommendations for action. Speakers include: • Sten Vermund (Chair), Dean and Anna M.
  • Articles in the Real World of STD Prevention can be downloaded at not cost.     Impacts of Sexually Transmitted Disease/HIV Outreach Sites on the Effectiveness of Detecting New Infections in Baltimore City, 2015 to 2018 Nguyen, Minh Phuong; Sembajwe, Sophie; Rompalo, Anne Marie; Zenilman, Jonathan Mark Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 48(1):1-4, January 2021.    Implementation of a Learning Collaborative Model Increases Chlamydia Screening at 37
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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
  • This inaugural STI National Strategic Plan (STI Plan) sets forth a vision for the nation with goals, objectives, and strategies to meaningfully prevent and control STIs in the United States. It is intended to serve as a roadmap for federal and nonfederal stakeholders at all levels to reverse the upward trends in STI rates. The STI Plan focuses on four of the STIs with the highest morbidity rates, the most persistent and pervasive STI inequalities according to national data, and the gre
  • December 17, 2020 Dear Colleagues,   CDC has updated its recommendation for the treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea in adults. Gonorrhea should now be treated with just one higher dose (500 mg) injection of ceftriaxone, and dual therapy is no longer the recommended approach. The new recommendations, briefly summarized
  • Renowned chlamydia researcher Dr. Julius Schachter passed away on December 20 due to complications from COVID-19. For many years, Julie, as he was known to colleagues and friends, was a leader in the STI world beyond the laboratory. Among many accolades, he received the prestigious Distinguished Career Award from the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association in 1990. for 25 years he led the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases as its Editor in Chief. At the occasion of his retireme

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Dual Treatment for Gonorrhea No Longer Recommended

Dear Colleagues,   CDC has updated its recommendation for the treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea in adults. Gonorrhea should now be treated with just one higher dose (500 mg) injection of ceftriaxone, and dual therapy is no longer the recommended approach. The new recommendations, briefly summarized below, are available in 2020 Update to CDC's Treatment for Gonococcal Infections, a special policy note published on December 17 in MMWR, and this new recommendation supersedes the gonorrhea treatment recommendation included in the 2015 STD Treatment Recommendations.   Treat gonorrhea infections with a single 500 mg injection of ceftriaxone. A test-of-cure is not needed
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STI National Strategic Plan

The Department of Health and Human Services releases its first ever STI National Strategic Plan on December 17. A copy is uploaded here.
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STI & HIV 2021 World Congress - Virtual Edition

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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