Last month the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its updatedSexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015. CDC has developed several resources for clinicians based on the Guidelines, including
- Wall Chart – This poster-sized chart provides an overview of CDC's 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines. The wall chart is ideal for use in doctor offices, nurse’s stations, and other clinical settings. Limited quantities are now available to order through CDC-INFO on Demand Publications.
- Pocket Guide – A booklet that includes a summary of CDC’s 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines. The pocket guide is small, and printed at a size that can fit in a lab coat, pocket, or desk drawer. Limited quantities are now available to order through CDC-INFO on Demand Publications.
- Apple STD Tx Guide 2015 App – 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 currently available for Apple devices. An Android app is being developed and will be available later this summer.
- Evidence Tables – These background documents provide a basis for the STD screening, diagnostic, and treatment recommendations included in the 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines.
All of these resources can be found online at www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015.
Additionally, CDC’s Division of STD Prevention and the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) hosted a webinar to provide an overview of the updates in the Guidelines and answer questions. The webinar, slides, and continuing education (CE) information are available on the DSTDP Webinars Page.
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