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2010 STD Treatment Guidelines2010 STD Treatment Guidelines

Recommendations for treating persons who have or are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases, updated December 2010.

EPT Expedited Partner Therapy

Providing prescriptions or medications to the patient to take to his/her partner without the health care provider first examining the partner.

EPTAdditional Resources

General STD treatment updates and resources, including Dear Colleague Letters, podcasts, and scientific articles.

Recently Added

New Treatment Guidelines for Gonorrhea: Antibiotic Change - CDC expert commentary featuring Dr. Robert Kirkcaldy (August 13, 2012)

Update to CDC’s 2010 Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines: Oral Cephalosporins No Longer Recommended Treatment for Gonococcal Infections – MMWR August 10, 2012 (August 9, 2012)

> Audio Podcast - Dr. Robert Kirkcaldy, lead author, discusses updates to CDC’s gonorrhea treatment guidelines in this three minute audio podcast.
> Press Release - Media announcement about updated gonorrhea treatment guidelines, includes quotes from NCHHSTP leadership
> Media fact sheet   - Details changes to updated gonorrhea treatment, gonorrhea trends, and call to action

Cephalosporin-Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae Public Health Response Plan - Offers steps state and local health departments can take to keep a watchful eye on the emergence of drug resistance. (August 9, 2012)

Updated Gonorrhea Clinical Training: (August 9, 2012)

> Self-Study Module for Clinicians - Web-based course designed to guide clinicians in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gonorrheal infection. Continuing education credits available.
> Ready-to-use Module for Clinical Educators - Each module contains a slide presentation, an instructor's guide, a case study, and test questions


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