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  •   DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Public Health Service  Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention (CDC)  Atlanta, GA 30341-3724  May 6, 2016  Dear Colleagues,  As you are aware, the World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and CDC has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to its highest level. STD grantees have expressed interest
  • The number of ocular syphilis cases continues to increase. Whether this is simply a reflection of the rising syphilis epidemic or a result of a particular aggressive treponemal strain is not clear. Regardless, if not treated promptly, ocular syphilis may cause significant complications, including permanent blindness. Thus, STD clinicians should be aware of this serious syphilis manifestation and assessment of visual complaints and other symptoms of neurologic involvement should b
  • The joint conference of the 20nd Meeting of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research and the 18th World Congress of the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections will be held July 9-12, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. More information on: www.stihivrio2017.com
  • The 2017 National Sexual Health Conference, to be held in Denver July 6-8, 2017,aims to create opportunities to share information, efforts, and best practices around sexual health across the lifespan by bridging the varied disciplines of education, advocacy, and clinical care, among others.  The conference is targeted to individuals across the range of sexual health including individuals in organizations involved in clinical care, education, reproductive health, HIV, STDs, LGBT healthc
  • August 5, 2016 Dear Partners in Prevention: Following are a number of updates to help you prepare for the 2016 STD Prevention Conference: Most immediately, early regis

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Zika Virus Testing and Sexual Transmission

"At present, Zika virus testing for the assessment of risk for sexual transmission is of uncertain value, because current understanding of the duration and pattern of shedding of Zika virus in the male and female genitourinary tract is lim- ited. Therefore, testing of specimens to assess risk for sexual transmission is currently not recommended. Zika virus testing is recommended for persons who have had possible sexual exposure to Zika virus and who develop signs or sy
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Gonorrhea Treatment Failure Reported in the United
Kingdom

Highlights Need for Extra-genital Screening and Reduction in Gonorrhea Morbidity in the U.S.   Washington, D.C. – A gonorrhea treatment failure in a heterosexual man in the United Kingdom was reported in the June 23rd edition of The New England Journal of Medicine.  This patient presented with symptoms of an STD and tests of urine specimens and a throat swab came back positive for gonorrhea.  After receiving dual treatment, his test of cure 15 days later showed that his urine specimen was negative but his throat swab remained positive.  It was not until nearly four months
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ZIKA - Dear Colleague Letter from Dr. Gail Bolan

Zika update and resources. See PDF attached.
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What's New

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Table of Contents September 2016

          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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NNPTC News - August, 2016

NNPTC NEWS August 11, 2016 Visit Our Website Save The Date! 2016 NNPTC Annual Meeting! December 5 & 6, 2016 Phoenix, AZ Hotel: Wigwam Hotel Registration: Coming Soon! Take our 2016 survey on meeting topics here! 2016 STD Prevention Conference September 20
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NCSD Weekly Update - August 19, 2016

       Dear NCSD Members -   With this weekly communication, please find the following:   Did You Hear the News?! Registration is Open for the NCSD 2016 Annual Meeting! NCSD's "
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NNPTC News - July 28, 2016

NNPTC NEWS July 28, 2016 Visit Our Website Exciting Changes for the National QI Center!   WE'RE GROWING!    Program Expansion: The National Quality Improvement Center will be expanding the scope of our program
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Table of Contents August 2016

          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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Announcements

2016 National STD Prevention Conference

The 2016 National STD Prevention Conference will be held September 20-23 in Atlanta, GA. Abstracts can now be submitted. More information at this link.

Posted on January 26, 2016

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National Sexual Health Conference July 6 - 8, 2017

The 2017 National SHC aims to create opportunities to share information, efforts, and best practices around sexual health across the lifespan by bridging the varied disciplines of education, advocacy, and clinical care, among oth...

Posted on August 19, 2016

contact: Halley.Hadfield@dhha.org

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STI&HIV World Congress 2017 - Rio de Janeiro

The joint conference of the 20nd Meeting of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research and the 18th World Congress of the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections will be held July ...

Posted on August 19, 2016

contact: mauroromero@id.uff.br

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