STD Diagnosis, Treatment, and Training Resources

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CDC's Guide to Taking a Sexual History
Understanding a patient's sexual history gives providers the opportunity to provide risk-reduction counseling and share information about behaviors that may place patients at risk of contracting STDs. This guide offers healthcare professionals discussion points and questions to ask patients to get a more complete picture of their sexual health. The pocket guide can also be ordered online.

2015 STD Treatment Guidelines
CDC's current clinical guidance on STD prevention, diagnosis, and treatment is available online, and as a wall chart, pocket guide, and mobile app.   

Resources from the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC)
Online trainings, continuing education opportunities, clinical practice references, and teaching tools/curricula from the NNPTC.

  • NNPTC Online Case Series
    Interactive Web-based training tool for clinicians who diagnose, treat, and manage patients with or at risk for STDs.
  • STIck: Core Knowledge: An Online Curriculum for the Diagnosis and Management of STIs
    Online learning module covering sexual health, sexual function, and STDs.
  • STD Clinical Consultation Network
    The National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers now offers the STD Clinical Consultation Network (STDCCN), the first online STD consultation system. STDCCN provides free STD clinical consultation services in 1-5 business days to health care providers across the United States. Expert faculty at eight regional Prevention Training Centers will respond to STD consultation requests within their region. STDCCN operates five days a week, and is convenient, simple, and free. Online at: