CDC Treatment Guidelines (STDs) Update
Dear Partners in Prevention,
Please mark your calendars for the National STD Curriculum’s official launch webinar on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 12 – 1pm ET. Webinar registration information will be coming soon.
An introduction will be provided by CDC’s Director of the Division of STD Prevention, Dr. Gail Bolan. Editor-in-Chief, Dr. David Spach, will then highlight features of the new, free, and up-to-date National STD Curriculum website which provides free CME and CNE credits. Based on the most recent CDC STD Treatment Guidelines, the curriculum addresses epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, management, and prevention of a variety of STDs. Content includes:
- Seven Self-Study Modules
- Twelve Question Bank topics with 100+ interactive board-review style questions
- Modular learning in any order with progress tracker
The National STD Curriculum was funded by a grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers and developed by the University of Washington STD Clinical Prevention Training Center.
These guidelines for the treatment of persons who have or are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) were updated by CDC after consultation with a group of professionals knowledgeable in the field of STDs who met in Atlanta on April 30–May 2, 2013. The information in this report updates the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010 (MMWR Recomm Rep 2010;59 [No. RR–12]). These updated guidelines discuss 1) alternative treatment regimens for Neisseria gonorrhoeae; 2) the use of nucleic acid amplification tests for the diagnosis of trichomoniasis; 3) alternative treatment options for genital warts; 4) the role of Mycoplasma genitalium in urethritis/cervicitis and treatment-related implications; 5) updated HPV vaccine recommendations and counseling messages; 6) the management of persons who are transgender; 7) annual testing for hepatitis C in persons with HIV infection; 8) updated recommendations for diagnostic evaluation of urethritis; and 9) retesting to detect repeat infection. Physicians and other health-care providers can use these guidelines to assist in the prevention and treatment of STDs.
Downloads and Resources
Download the 2015 STD Treatment (Tx) Guide app, an easy-to-use reference that combines information from the STD Treatment Guidelines as well as MMWR updates, and features a streamlined interface so providers can access treatment and diagnostic information. The free app is available for Apple devices and Android devices.
A limited amount of Wall Charts and Pocket Guides are available for you to order from CDC-INFO on Demand. To print your own, download the high-resolution print files below and take them to a commercial printer.