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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
  • Periodically, we check in with Bill Smith, Executive Director of the National Coalition of STD Directors. In this podcast, recorded at the National STD Prevention Conference in Atlanta, he discusses some of the highlights of the conference, action points for NCSD and his plans as a newly-elected member of the Executive Committee of the American STD Association. Listen Here.
  • It's been a while - but here is a brand-new 5-minute STD case study. Discussion of the questions embedded in the PowerPoint are addressed in the accompanying PDF. As always, please feel free to use these slides for your educational purposes as longs as you credit the author and the Denver Metro Health Clinic. Comments are welcome on this site. The case study can be found in Resources at this link.
  • 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
  • In the May installment of the Real World of STD Prevention, we discussed the role of clinical prediction rules in targeting STD screening in a variety of settings. We continue this discussion in the June issue of Sexually Transmitted Diseases by looking how universal screening guidelines for HIV testing, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2006 have been implemented and what lessons have been learned.  Here to discuss the issues regarding universal versus target

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The Real World of STD Prevention July 2014

The Real World of STD Prevention - July 2014 Health Reform and Shifts in Funding for Sexually Transmitted Infection Services Drainoni, Mari-Lynn; Sullivan, Meg; Sequeira, Shwetha; Bacic, Janine; Hsu, Katherine   Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics in the Era of the Affordable Care Act: Is It Time to Tear Down the Walls? Thrun, Mark; Shlay, Judith C.   Insurance and Billing Concerns Among Patients Seeking Free and Confidential Sexually Transmitted
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Dear Colleagues,   With disbelief and great sadness we are trying to absorb the news of the horrific events last Thursday that claimed the lives of all 298 passengers on board the Malaysian Airways flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Among them were many of our colleagues who were traveling to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, dealing a terrible blow to the international HIV/STI community. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the victims' family members, loved ones, friends and colleagues. As we grieve their loss, we will honor their legacy in pledging our unflagging commitment to continue their fight
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STDPOdcast with Dr. Bill Darrow

At the 2014 STD Prevention Conference in Atlanta, 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 behavioral
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NCSD Weekly Update - July 25, 2014

    Dear NCSD Members--   With this weekly communication please find the following:   Register for the NCSD 2014 Annual Meeting! Announcing the Launch of the DSTDP/NCSD National Peer-to-Peer Technical Assistance System CDC
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Table of Contents - August 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 August 2014
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National Chlamydia Coalition Newsletter - July 1, 2014

    NCC News The National Chlamydia Coalition Newsletter  Issue 59: June 30, 2014       In This Issue MMWR on Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance National Teacher Preparation Standards in Sexuality Education Now Available Toolkit
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13th International Symposium on Human Chlamydial Infections

Thirteenth International Symposium on Human Chlamydial Infections ASILOMAR Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, CA 22 - 27 June 2014   This Symposium will offer a high quality scientific meeting covering all aspec...

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