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  •     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
  •   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
  • 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

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Prevention Science Series: Dr. Myron Cohen

STDs Amplify the Transmission of HIV: Where do we go from here? Myron S. Cohen, M.D. Since the time HIV was discovered as the cause of AIDS, we have known that a wide variety of STDs amplify transmission of the virus. The biological forces that create such risk are increasingly well understood. The greatest challenge has been to design strategies that link detection and treatment of STDs to reduced transmission of HIV. The Centers for Disease Cont
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Desperately Awaiting Approval: When is a Rapid
Syphilis Test Coming to Market?

I am about to embark on the fifth year of my tenure as the head of the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) and while I can look back on much progress, it’s the work left unfinished that sticks in my proverbial craw.  Foremost among these is the ongoing effort we have spearheaded to support the wide-spread use of a rapid syphilis test (RST) in the United States.  Our work has been directed to industry partners to invest in bringing such a product to market, to the Food and Drug Administration to quickly approve such a
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December 2014 Issue of the Real World of STD Prevention

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
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What's New

CDC: Syphilis Up, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Down

CDC: Chlamydia, gonorrhea cases declined last year. The AP (12/17, Stobbe) reports that “for the first time in three decades,” chlamydia, “the nation’s most common sexually transmitted disease, is
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013 STD Surveillance Data Shows Continually High STD Rates in the United States

    For Immediate Release                                                 Contact:  December 16, 2014     &
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Table of Contents - December 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
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Rapid Syphilis Test Approved for Use Outside Traditional Laboratory Settings

For Immediate Release                                                 Contact:  December 15, 2014         &
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NCSD Weekly Update - December 12, 2014

    Dear NCSD Members --   With this weekly communication, please find the following:    NCSD Federal Policy Update, December 12th 340B Registration Process for STD ,TB Grantees and Dual Registered Family Planning
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NCSD Weekly Update - December 5, 2014

    Dear NCSD Members --   We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!  With this weekly communication, please find the following:    NCSD FY 2015 Membership Dues NCSD Federal Policy Update,
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National Chlamydia Coalition Newsletter - December 1, 2014

  NCC News The National Chlamydia Coalition Newsletter  Issue 64: November 25, 2014       In This Issue NCC Presents at NCSD Report Finds Increasing Chlamydia Rates Upcoming Webinar on STDs and HIV USPSTF Releases
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Table of Contents - December 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
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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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