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2021 CDC STI Treatment Guidelines

The 2021 Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines CDC’s Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Treatment Guidelines, 2021 provides current evidence-based prevention, diagnostic and treatment recommendations that replace the 2015 guidance. The recommendations are intended to be a source for clinical guidance. Healthcare providers should always assess patients based on their clinical circumstances and local burden.

National STD Curriculum

The National STD Curriculum is a free educational website from the University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center. This project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

STD Clinical Consultation Network

The Clinical Consultation Service is intended for licensed healthcare professionals and STD program staff. The information provided through the Clinical Consultation Service is not a replacement for local expertise or your state STD program protocols. Information is offered as clinical decision support, is advisory in nature and is not intended to replace local healthcare decision-making or provision.

STI National Strategic Plan

The Sexually Transmitted Infections National Strategic Plan (STI Plan) is a first-ever, five-year plan that aims to reverse the recent dramatic rise in STIs in the United States. The STI Plan sets a vision as well as goals, objectives, and strategies to respond to this STI epidemic. It also includes indicators with measurable targets to track progress.

Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) Strategic Plan 2022-2026

The DSTDP’s Strategic Plan outlines a comprehensive approach to maximizing the impact of sexually transmitted infection prevention programs, science, and policy. The final product reflects its vision for the future of the STI field. Aligning with the STI National Strategic Plan, 2021-2025, the plan’s framework will guide and offer structure for coordinating prevention activities for populations with the highest burdens of disease: adolescents and young adults, men who have sex with men, people who are pregnant, and transgender individuals.

CDC National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) Equity Initiative

This transformational long-term strategy is designed to achieve equity within the Center’s workplace and eliminate health disparities by addressing racism and other systems of oppression that hinder our mission.  The Initiative includes an Implementation Plan that outlines the first steps of a long-term process to place equity squarely at the forefront of all internal and external Center activities.

Recommendations for Providing Quality STD Clinical Services (STD QCS)

Recommendations for Providing Quality STD Clinical Services (or STD QCS) highlights the services healthcare settings can offer to provide the highest-quality STD care to their patients. The recommendations are designed to go hand-in-hand with the STD Treatment Guidelines – STD QCS can help guide clinical operations, while the Treatment Guidelines focus on the clinical management of patients. Healthcare professionals can use the recommendations to identify opportunities to build, maintain, or enhance the delivery of their services.

MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center

The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (MA AETC) provides HIV/AIDS education, consultation, technical assistance and resource materials to health care professionals throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia. Resources include short videos summarizing key topics related to HIV and STD treatment and prevention, linking to resources available through the AETC and STD/HIV PTC network.

Danya Institute—Technology Transfer Centers

The Danya Institute, Inc. manages three HHS Region 3 (which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia) Technology Transfer Centers funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). These centers provide training and intensive technical assistance (T/TA) to the behavioral workforce.

  • The Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) provides T/TA and quality improvement activities to the substance use disorder workforce in HHS Region 3.
  • The Central East Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) supports resource development and dissemination, T/TA to the behavioral health and primary care workforce in HHS Region 3 that provides prevention, treatment and recovery support services to individuals who have and/or are at risk of developing a serious mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorder.
  • The Central East Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) provides T/TA geared toward developing and strengthening the capacity of substance use prevention field to provide services that are based on prevention science and use evidence-based and promising practices. The populations of focus are prevention professionals and organizations, community coalitions, social service groups, other community based and faith based organizations, minority-specific organizations, healthcare workers, organizations, pre-professionals, peers, consumers and family members, and other stakeholders.