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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
  • "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
  • This year's recipient of the ASTDA Distinguished Career Award is Dr. Anne Rompalo, Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. We spoke with her during the 2016 World Congress of the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections in Marrakesh, Morocco. Topic of discussion: the future of STD point-of-care testing. Pease listen to the podcast by pressing the "play" button below on the STDPO home page or by going to the "R
  • The National Network of STD Prevention Training Centers has released a new app for iPhone and iPad: the STD Clinical Toolbox. It features a complete listing of all PTC trainings, conferences, and other activities; it provides an easy overview of the most salient details of the current STD Treatment Guidelines, and it also has a great news section. The app can be downloaded at no cost from the Apple App Store.
  • The following free articles appeared in this month's installment of the Real World of STD Prevention: Young Low-Risk Heterosexual Clients Prefer a Chlamydia Home Collection Test to a Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinic Visit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, A Cross-Sectional Study van Rooijen, Martijn S.; Koekenbier, Rik H.; Hendriks, Alfons; de Vries, Henry J.C.; van Leeuwen, Petra; van Veen, Maaike G.   Implementation of Preexposure Prophylaxis for Human Immunode

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Progress Unraveled: the 2015 CDC 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 con
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ASTDA at the 2016 STD Prevention Conference

September 20, 2016  Dear Colleagues, We welcome many of you to the 2016 National STD Conference kicking off tonight at 6:00 PM at the Atlanta Hilton with an opening plenary featuring Professor Sheena McCormack from the University College London who will talk about STD clinical innovations in the context of rolling out HIV PrEP in London. Her lecture is entitled: “PrEPortunity for STD Control.” ASTDA is sponsoring a number of events at the conference:   Wednesday 12:00–1:30 PM: Conference Partners Luncheon - Open to All. Join us for lunch and presentations by the leadership of ASTDA, ASHA, CDC, NCSD, and PHAC.
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STDPOdcast with Anne Rompalo

This year's recipient of the ASTDA Distinguished Career Award is Dr. Anne Rompalo, Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. We spoke with her during the 2016 World Congress of the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections in Marrakesh, Morocco. Topic of discussion: the future of STD point-of-care testing.
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NSCD Weekly Update November 18, 2016

        NCSD Weekly Update November 7 - 11, 2016  Today is the Deadline to Register for the NCSD 2016 Annual Meeting Presidential Transition Watch and Federal Policy Update NCSD's 2015 Legislative Highlights and Analysis
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NCSD Weekly Update - November 18, 2016

        NCSD Weekly Update November 7 - 11, 2016  Today is the Deadline to Register for the NCSD 2016 Annual Meeting Presidential Transition Watch and Federal Policy Update NCSD's 2015 Legislative Highlights and Analysis
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Table of Contents December 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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NCSD Weekly Update - November 11, 2016

              NCSD Weekly Update November 7 - 11, 2016  ?         NCSD's Executive Director Addresses Election Results ?      &
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Table of Contents November 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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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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