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  • STDPO posted 3 new podcasts:    Dennis Fortenberry and Bobbie van der Pol on new ASTDA initiatives for young investigators Derek Freedman and Henry de Vries on the 2018 IUSTI World Congress in Dublin David Harvey discusses goings on at NCSD All podcasts are available under "Resources". Previous podcasts can be found by clicking "STDPOdcast" in the word cloud in the left bar on the Resources tab.   
  •   The words purportedly banned last week from the budget processes affecting the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention are ones that should capture the attention of every ASTDA member.*  Yesterday, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald - CDC Director - issued a statement noting CDC's ongoing commitment "...to our public health mission as a science- and evidence-based institution."  
  •   On November 11, 2017, WHO STI Cgief Teodora Wi gave a TedX Talk on STIs in Montecarlo, Monaco, aiming to  increase awareness on STIs, reduce stigma, promote prevention and treatment and sexual health.  The talk was posted on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRGZcNMR24o     Teodora Wi
  • Multistate Syphilis Outbreak Among American Indians, 2013 to 2015 Bowen, Virginia B.; Peterman, Thomas A.; Calles, Dinorah L.; Thompson, Antoine R.; Kirkcaldy, Robert D.; Taylor, Melanie M.  Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 45(10):690-695, October 2018. Comparison of Algorithms to Triage Patients to Express Care in a Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic Chambers, Laura C.; Manhart, Lisa E.; Katz, David A.; Golden, Matthew R.; Barbee, Lindley A.; Dombrowsk
  • Not that long ago, gonorrhea rates were at historic lows, syphilis was close to elimination, and we were able to point to advances in STD prevention, such as better chlamydia diagnostic tests and more screening, contributing to increases in detection and treatment of chlamydial infections. That progress has since unraveled. The number of reported syphilis cases is climbing after being largely on the decline since 1941, and gonorrhea rates are now increasing. This is especially concerning given
  • 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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CDC Releases 2017 STD Surveillance Report

Not that long ago, gonorrhea rates were at historic lows, syphilis was close to elimination, and we were able to point to advances in STD prevention, such as better chlamydia diagnostic tests and more screening, contributing to increases in detection and treatment of chlamydial infections. That progress has since unraveled. The number of reported syphilis cases is climbing after being largely on the decline since 1941, and gonorrhea rates are now increasing. This is especially concerning given
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The Road Beyond Dean Street

STIcking Points   The Road Beyond Dean Street Kees Rietmeijer October 10, 2018   Over a decade ago, Heijman and colleaguesfrom the Amsterdam Health Department published an article in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseasesdetailing the implementation and evaluation of a risk-based, short screening protocol for asymptomatic patients visiting their STD clinic. The short protocol included a minimal sexual and medical history followed by phlebotomy for HIV and syphilis testing and self-obtained urine or vaginal sampling for gonorrhea and chlamydia testing - without physical examination.1   In the Denver STD clinic, we had implemented a similar protocol we referred to
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Table of Contents - November 2018

  Current Issue Previous Articles & Issues About the Journal Search Journal   A new issue of Sexually Transmitted Diseases is now available online and for download through the iPad app! 
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2018 IUSTI World and European Congress

The 2018 World Congress of the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI) will be held in conjunction with the annual IUSTI Europe conference from June 27-30, 2018 at Trinity College in Dublin Ireland.&nb...

Posted on April 14, 2017

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2018 National STD Prevention Conference

Save the date! The 2018 National STD Prevention Conference will be held August 27-30, 2018 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC with the theme: "Intersecting Epidemics, Integrated Solutions.

Posted on November 10, 2017

contact: https://wwwn.cdc.gov/dcs/RequestForm.aspx

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