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  • A Pilot Study to Increase the Efficiency of HIV Outreach Testing Through the Use of Timely and Geolocated HIV Viral Load Surveillance Data Jennings, Jacky M.; Schumacher, Christina; Perin, Jamie; Myers, Tanya; Fields, Nathan; Greiner Safi, Amelia; Chaulk, Patrick Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 45(3):207-211, March 2018 How Good Is Your Rule of Thumb? Validating Male-to-Female Case Ratio as a Proxy for Men Who Have Sex With Men Involvement in N. gonorrhoeae Incidence at
  •   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
  •   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."  
  • The following articles appear in the January issue of The Real World of STD Prevention in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases, marking the 5th anniversary of the rubric. Papers in this section are selected for their relevance to day-to-day STI practice and they can be downloaded at no cost, whether one subscribes to the journal or not.  Outcomes of Preexposure Prophylaxis Referrals From Public STI Clinics and Implications for the Preexposure Prophylaxis Continuum Bhatia,
  • The following two articles are featured in this month's issue of the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases and are available for download at no cost: Selecting an HIV Test: A Narrative Review for Clinicians and Researchers Hurt, Christopher B.; Nelson, Julie A.E.; Hightow-Weidman, Lisa B.; Miller, William C. Less Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 44(12):739-746, December 2017.  In The Real World of STD Prevention: Utilization of Sexually Transmitted Infection
  • In the October issue of the the STD journal, there are two articles of special interest to the field  The Need to Promote Sexual Health in America: A New Vision for Public Health by Ford et al. Modernizing Field Services for Human Immuodeficiency Virus and Sexually Transmitted Infections by Golden et al. In The Real World of STD Prevention this month: Cervical  Cancer Screening and Prevention in 78 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinics - United States, 2014-2015 b
  • 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.   
  • September 26, 2017 Dear Partners in Prevention,   This year’s Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report, 2016, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), marks the third year of overall increasing rates for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. While STDs can impact anyone, the new report underscores how disparities are deepening for the hardest- hit and most vulnerable groups: ·    
  • 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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2018 IUSTI World Congress in Dublin

The 2018 World Congress of the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections will be held in Dublin, Ireland, June 27-30, 2018. The venue for the Congress will be the historic academic oasis of Trinity College Dublin in the centre of this friendly and bustling city, where the quadrangles will allow time for conversation and discussion. In choosing the theme "The Appliance of Science", the organizers emphasize the great practical advances that science has br
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ASTDA/IUSTI North America - Newsletter March 2018

ASTDA/IUSTI North America – Newsletter, March 2018 Great news from ASTDA/IUSTI North America!  First, we have completed and initiated the harmonization of ASTDA and IUSTI memberships, resulting in over 150 new IUSTI members from our region.  A lot of credit goes to former ASTDA president and current IUSTI Membership Secretary, Bradley Stoner who has made this transition happen – please see his report below. Kudo’s also to Lynn Barclay of the American Sexual Health Association who, on behalf of ASTDA, administers the membership process.  For more information on ASTDA/IUSTI membership, please visit our website
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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

contact: iusti2018@abbey.ie

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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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