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  • May 13, 2015 NEW DATE & TIME: 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines Overview Webinar; June 22nd at 2 p.m. ET Dear Partners in Prevention: The previously announced 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines Overview Webinar has been rescheduled and will now be held on Mon
  •     March 10, 2015 Dear Colleague, April marks the annual observance of STD Awareness Month. Health departments, health care providers, and community-based organizations should use the momentum gained during this month-long observance to bring a renewed sense of enthusiasm and focus to their STD awareness and prevention efforts. 
  • World STI & HIV Congress 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 conjunction with the International Union against STIs(IUSTI), ensuring a vibrant event with delegates from around the world. Th
  • At conferences, lectures, and trainings the question is often asked: "what is the difference between STI and STD?"  Is there a difference? If yes, what is it? Please join the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases and STD Prevention Online in an open forum on the topic, introduced by Prof. Hunter Handsfield in an article published in the April issue of the journal and as a featured blog on STDPO that can be viewed by clicking the link below. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, In
  • July 13-14, 2015 - Keystone, Colorado Conference Overview The 2015 National Sexual Health Conference (SHC) will be held at the Keystone Resort Conference Center in Keystone, Colorado. The purpose of the 2015 National Sexual Health Conference is to move sexual health forward in the United States. The 2015 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 educa
  •     April 3, 2015     Clinical Advisory: Ocular Syphilis in the United States Since December 2014, at least 15 cases of ocular syphilis from California and Washington have been reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least five other states have suspect cases under investiga
  • In this month’s issue installment of The Real World of STD Prevention, there are two articles that are very relevant to the discussion on the future of STD clinics in the U.S.. The first article by Pathela et al. on behalf of the STD Surveillance Network (SSuN) provides an inventory of populations served and services offered by the 40 STD clinics that collaborate in this CDC-funded program. In an accompanying editorial Golden and Kerndt point out the major findings of this study, specifica
  • Our case is a 45 year old HIV+ gay man who presented to our STD clinic as a contact to a partner with gonorrhea. He has had a generalized rash since 6 weeks and now also complains of "pink eye".  The (timely) case study is this week's feature resource.

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STDPOdcast: Dr. Khalil Ghanem on Ocular Syphilis

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent out a clinical advisory on an apparent increase in ocular syphilis in the United States.  According to the Advisory: “Since December 2014, at least 15 cases of ocular syphilis from California and Washington have been reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least five other states have suspect cases under investigation. The majority of cases have been among MSM with HIV; and a
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Featured Blog

STD News

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Infections, and
Disorders: What’s in a Name?

Commentary Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Infections, and Disorders: What’s in a Name? H. Hunter Handsfield, MD Before 1970, “venereal disease” (VD) was the nearly universal term for the medical conditions of interest to our specialty. It referred more or less exclusively to syphilis, gonorrhea, and the less common lymphogranuloma venereum, chancroid, and donovanosis. Nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) and vaginal infections like trichomoniasis, anogenital warts, and “herpes progenitalis” were understood to be associated with sexual activity, but for the better part of a century, their sexual transmission was a matter of debate, partly because they were common in
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Featured Resource

New Case Study: A Man With a Rash and "Pink Eye"

  A timely new case study... Please see two files attached: 1. Powerpoint of the case study 2. PDF with answers and comments Enjoy! Kees Rietmeijer   
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What's New

NCSD Weekly Update May 8, 2015

    Dear NCSD Members -   With this weekly communication, please find the following: NCSD Board Member Promoted to Section Chief! NCSD on the Road CDC/NCHHSTP Annual Report 2014 is Available Introducing NACCHO's
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Table of Contents May 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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Announcements

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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