STD Treatment Guidelines
CDC released the 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines in June 2015 which include various updates/ recommendations.
- App – STD Treatment Guide 2015 – This easy-to-use mobile reference features a streamlined interface so that providers can quickly and easily access STD treatment and diagnostic information. The free app is available for Apple and Android devices.
- Wall Chart – Overview of CDC’s 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines; ideal for use in doctor offices, nurse’s stations, and other clinical settings.
- Pocket Guide – Small, and printed at a size that can fit in a lab coat, pocket, or desk drawer; it includes a summary of CDC’s 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines
- Evidence Tables – These include background documents that are the basis for the STD screening, diagnostic, and treatment recommendations included in the 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines.
Virginia Specific Resources
- Program Science Initiatives
- Rapid Syphilis Testing Program Resources
- Chlamydia/Gonorrhea Testing Program Resources
- Quality assurance manual for community organizations
- Quality assurance manual for LHDs
- Self collection diagrams:
- Test Assessment Form
STD Prevention Webinar
Webinars are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2-3PM. Register here to receive the login information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4170339130479479041. Register in TRAIN to receive credit for attending.
- Sexual Health and Your Patients: A Provider’s Guide: Guide developed by the National Coalition for Sexual Health to better integrate sexual health conversations and related preventive sexual health services into routine primary care visits.
- Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea
- CDC’s Laws, Policies, and Legal Review Tools for TB, HIV, and Other STD Prevention Programs
- CDC’s Recommendations for the Laboratory-Based Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, 2014
- Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2014: includes U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening, counseling, and preventive medication topics and includes clinical recommendations for each topic. This new pocket guide provides family physicians, internists, pediatricians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians with an authoritative source for making decisions about preventive services.
- KnowTheFactsFirst.gov: “Know the Facts First” aims to provide teen girls, ages 13 – 19, with accurate information about STDs and prevention methods so that they can make informed decisions. The campaign website is a hub for STD information, resources, tools, and support for teens, as well as information on where to get tested and is accessible from a smartphone, tablet, and desktop.
- Disease Intervention Services Training Center: Collaboration of CDC-funded training centers focusing on standardized national training to DIS providing partner services.
- Virginia HIV/AIDS Resource and Consultation Center (VHARCC): VHARCC works with health care providers, community-based AIDS service organizations, government agencies, professional associations, and academic and community health care centers to offer multidisciplinary education programs and consultations on HIV/AIDS-related issues.
- CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN): The U.S. reference and referral service for information on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB). NPIN is a next-generation clearinghouse that collects and disseminates data and materials to support the work of prevention organizations and workers in international, national, state, and local settings.
- STD Prevention Online: Social networking for sexual health professionals. Join to learn more about STD/ HIV statistics, treatments, guidelines and the use of technology for sexual health.
- CDC-INFO on Demand: Provides information that helps protect the health of individuals and communities. Order or download books, fact sheets, pamphlets, and educational materials at CDC-INFO on Demand.
- Coordination of Care and Services Agreement Form (CCSA): This form allows the client and the agency that provides services to identify and select available community resources. The goals are to help coordinate services, assist with closing the referral loop, and allow for easier linkages to care.
- Epi-1: Non-laboratory healthcare facilities needing to report a case of a reportable condition should complete and mail the Epi-1 form, or confidential morbidity report, to their local health department. An Epi-1 form includes data on patient demographics, diagnosis, laboratory confirmation, reporting facility, and treatment.
- Field Record: A Field Record is a tool designed to provide the DIS with the specific patient information needed to identify, locate, notify, and refer individuals for medical evaluation, testing, treatment, and referral services.
- Interview Record: The Interview Record is a tool designed to be used by the DIS who interview individuals with a STD, to enhance disease intervention efforts by identifying other potentially infected individuals who may need examination, treatment or other intervention services.
- Congenital Syphilis Case Investigation and Report Form: This form is completed when a healthcare provider suspects a case of congenital syphilis.
Please contact the Central Registry Unit at 804-864-8036 for additional forms.
STD Related Organizations
- American Sexual Health Association (ASHA)
- American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA)
- Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)
- Federal Training Centers Collaborative
- International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI)
- National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)
- National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)
- National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP)
- National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD)