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  • 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
  • The following "Real World" articles have been published in the December issue of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Anal Intercourse Without Condoms Among HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men Recruited From a Sexual Networking Web site, United States Margolis, Andrew D.; Joseph, Heather; Hirshfield, Sabina; Chiasson, Mary Ann; Belcher, Lisa; Purcell, David W.   Using Virtual Spaces to Engage HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men Online: Considerations for Futu
  •   Washington, D.C. - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) waiver for Syphilis Health Check™, the first rapid syphilis (RST) test to receive a waiver for use outside of traditional laboratory settings.  Syphilis Health Check™ was created by Diagnostics Direct and will be distributed exclusively in the United States by Trinity Biotech in the public health and hospital markets.   &quo
  •     December 16, 2014 Dear Partners in Prevention,                      CDC’s Division of STD Prevention would like to wish you happy holidays! Today, we are releasing the latest national data on reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and
  • After 25 years, Dr. Julius Schachter is retiring from his post as the Editor in Chief of the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  In  his place, the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association has appointed Dr. Bill Miller.  Dr. Miller is a professor of infectious diseases and epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global Public Health  at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He has a long-standing career in STD practice, research, and teaching and has e
  • The following article appeared in the January 2015 issue of the Real World of STD Prevention, a regular feature in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases:  Detecting HIV Among Persons Accompanying Patients to an Infectious Diseases Clinic Bischof, Jason J.; Bell, Lynda L.; Pierce, Jonah K.; Cooper, Katherine L.; Heine, Amy D.; Quinlivan, Evelyn Byrd; Gay, Cynthia L.

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The Real World of STD Prevention - February 2015 Issue

The February 2015 installment of the STD journal's Real World of STD Prevention features the following articles. They can be downloaded at no cost. Doxycycline Prophylaxis to Reduce Incident Syphilis among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Continue to Engage in High-Risk Sex: A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study Bolan, Robert K.; Beymer, Matthew R.; Weiss, Robert E.; Flynn, Ri
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Transmitted Diseases Association

A belated happy new year to all!  Despite the Holidays, these have been busy times for ASTDA.  In early December the Executive Committee (EC) had its annual in-person meeting. It was a very productive meeting, effectively mapping the future directions of the association. There was consensus that for ASTDA to be a more visible and effective organization, it needs to accomplish the following: better communication with its members and partners, enhancing support for the STD journal, and developing an advocacy role. In terms of partnerships, over the years, ASTDA’s EC has had members that were also
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STDPOdcast with the new STD Editor, Dr. Bill Miller

After 25 years, Dr. Julius Schachter is retiring from his post as the Editor in Chief of the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  In  his place, the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association has appointed Dr. Bill Miller.  Dr. Miller is a professor of infectious diseases and epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global Public Health  at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He has a long-standing career in STD practice, research, and teaching and has e
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What's New

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Table of Contents - March 2015

          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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NCSD Weekly Update - February 13, 2015

    Dear NCSD Members -   With this weekly communication, please find the following:   New NCSD and CAI Materials: Developing a Referral System for Sexual Health Services: An Implementation Tool Kit Expedited Partner
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National Chlamydia Coalition Newsletter - January 30, 2015

  NCC News The National Chlamydia Coalition Newsletter  Issue 66: January 30, 2015       In This Issue Chlamydia Screening HEDIS Measure Webinar Series  STD Resources for State Health Officials Cervical Cancer Today: A
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Table of Contents - February 2015

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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