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Are partner notification services for MSM an effective use of STD resources?

Would love to get a discussion going here about what you think regarding this question. The literature is mixed and the scientists certainly have theories, would love to hear from folks that are doing targeted MSM work. What have you done that has been effective and how did you achieve that? What has been ineffective and what were the barriers?  

Are partner notification services for MSM an effective use of STD resources?

Would love to get a discussion going here about what you think regarding this question. The literature is mixed and the scientists certainly have theories, would love to hear from folks that are doing targeted MSM work. What have you done that has been effective and how did you achieve that? What has been ineffective and what were the barriers?  

Are partner notification services for MSM an effective use of STD resources?

Would love to get a discussion going here about what you think regarding this question. The literature is mixed and the scientists certainly have theories, would love to hear from folks that are doing targeted MSM work. What have you done that has been effective and how did you achieve that? What has been ineffective and what were the barriers?  

Are partner notification services for MSM an effective use of STD resources?

Would love to get a discussion going here about what you think regarding this question. The literature is mixed and the scientists certainly have theories, would love to hear from folks that are doing targeted MSM work. What have you done that has been effective and how did you achieve that? What has been ineffective and what were the barriers?  

Innovative Youth HIV/AIDS and STD Education Projects Success Stories

To help tackle Los Angeles’ HIV/AIDS epidemic, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) HIV/AIDS Prevention Unit, funded in part by the CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health, launched innovative education projects to reach high school students—one, involving art-, dance-, and theatre-related elements; and another, incorporating contemporary social media technology to increase the percentage of students who receive HIV/AIDS and STD prevention education.  Read more about the projects and their outcomes.

 

Thoughts on the GetTested Testing and Vaccine Guidance Tool?

CDC’s GetTested.cdc.gov website provides HIV, viral hepatitis, and STD testing and vaccine sites based on a visitor’s location. The site includes a new tool for visitors unsure of which tests or vaccines they need. After answering a few questions, site users receive a list of suggested tests and vaccines based on the latest CDC guidelines. We want your feedback. What do you think of the tool? Would you use it in your prevention work? Do you have suggested changes?

 

New CDC STD Treatment Guidelines – FYI Clinicians

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published its updated Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015, the most widely used and referenced source on STD treatment and management in the United States. The full Guidelines are available online at www.cdc.gov/std/treatment. CDC will host an overview webinar on June 22; see details below.

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