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The STD group within the NPIN Community is a space dedicated to helping public health professionals interact, share, and learn from each other. The community offers an online home for STD-related  discussions, resources, expert opinions, and editorials as well as training and networking opportunities.

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1278 contributors discussing the topic STD.

Bacterial vaginosis and Tichomonasis Testing and Treatment

Alabama routinely screens for CT/GC/TV. However, there is no data on the most appropriate management of women diagnosed by wet prep for Bacterial vaginosis (BV) on the day of visit treated with metronidazole twice a day for 7 days and whose test results return reactive for T. vaginalis (TV). Alabama’s current protocol is to have these women, who were initially diagnosed with BV, return for single-dose metronidazole or tinidazole therapy. Partner notification is highly encouraged and EPT can be provided.

Standard of Care for Patients with Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)

This factsheet was developed for providers and health plans in California.  It is meant to make a case for EPT and to touch on some of the most common questions or concerns that come up when state and local staff are encouraging the use of EPT during trainings, provider detailing, etc.  The answers are not intended to be comprehensive, but instead we aimed to provide a brief response to common questions along with a citation to where more detailed information can be found. 

Implementing a checklist of security processes

Hello,

As part of our STD AAPPS grant, we have been asked to implement a checklist of processes for insuring confidentiality and security for data to be in place as recommended in the NCHHSTP Guidance. I see on page 45 of the guidance there is a Periodic Assessment Checklist. I'm not sure if we should develop our own based on this or if other jurisdictions have a similar "checklist" of processes already in place.

Thanks!

Alex Goode

alexandra.goode@maryland.gov

Confidential Protections for Explanation of Benefits (EOB): Webinar 6/20

Confidential Protections for Explanation of Benefits (EOB): 
Massachusetts and California Experiences    

This presentation will provide an overview of Massachusetts’s and California’s efforts to improve confidentiality protections for EOB forms. Massachusetts will present current policy recommendations and advocacy efforts, while California will discuss the Confidential Health Information Act, which took effect on January 1, 2015. Presenters will give an update on activities to monitor and support the law’s implementation.

Bacterial vaginosis and Tichomonasis Testing and Treatment

Alabama routinely screens for CT/GC/TV. However, there is no data on the most appropriate management of women diagnosed by wet prep for Bacterial vaginosis (BV) on the day of visit treated with metronidazole twice a day for 7 days and whose test results return reactive for T. vaginalis (TV). Alabama’s current protocol is to have these women, who were initially diagnosed with BV, return for single-dose metronidazole or tinidazole therapy. Partner notification is highly encouraged and EPT can be provided.

Implementing a checklist of security processes

Hello,

As part of our STD AAPPS grant, we have been asked to implement a checklist of processes for insuring confidentiality and security for data to be in place as recommended in the NCHHSTP Guidance. I see on page 45 of the guidance there is a Periodic Assessment Checklist. I'm not sure if we should develop our own based on this or if other jurisdictions have a similar "checklist" of processes already in place.

Thanks!

Alex Goode

alexandra.goode@maryland.gov

Data Visualization tools?

Does anyone use the CDC Atlas tool for data and maps about HIV, TB, STDs, or Hepatitis? What have been your experiences with it? What similar tools have you used?

We are interested to hear about how some of you in the community may have used it in your work or what you think could be improved. Leave a comment or email elong@danya.com with your feedback.

Standard of Care for Patients with Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)

This factsheet was developed for providers and health plans in California.  It is meant to make a case for EPT and to touch on some of the most common questions or concerns that come up when state and local staff are encouraging the use of EPT during trainings, provider detailing, etc.  The answers are not intended to be comprehensive, but instead we aimed to provide a brief response to common questions along with a citation to where more detailed information can be found. 

Confidential Protections for Explanation of Benefits (EOB): Webinar 6/20

Confidential Protections for Explanation of Benefits (EOB): 
Massachusetts and California Experiences    

This presentation will provide an overview of Massachusetts’s and California’s efforts to improve confidentiality protections for EOB forms. Massachusetts will present current policy recommendations and advocacy efforts, while California will discuss the Confidential Health Information Act, which took effect on January 1, 2015. Presenters will give an update on activities to monitor and support the law’s implementation.

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