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Rapid Testing for Syphilis: A New Tool to Help Stem the Increase in New Infections: A Primer for Health Care Providers and Partners in Sexual Health

This brief guide is designed as a primer to educate health care providers and partners in sexual health about the need for increased targeted screening and testing among high risk populations and to discuss the implications of the first ever rapid syphilis test (RST) approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States and CLIA waived for broader use. 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) waiver for Syphilis Health Check™, the first rapid syphilis (RST) test to receive a waiver for use outside of traditional laboratory settings.  Click above to learn more about this game-changing test.


OCC cover imageProvider Brochure: "Providing Optimal Care for Your MSM Patients"
Medical providers have a critical role to play in improving the health outcomes of Black and Latino men who have sex with men (BLMSM).  Studies reinforce the significance of clinicians offering vaccine and recommending diagnostic STD testing.  Click above to view a brochure to assist health care providers in improving the health care they provide to their MSM patients.


Straight Talk Cover imageStraight Talk Guide: Counseling Patients about External Gential and Perianal Warts (EGW)
Click above to view an easy to use guide for healthcare providers about external genital warts (EGWs), a commonly occurring outcome of HPV infection. The guide focuses on treatment options for EGWs and empowers healthcare providers to engage in a discussion with their clients about EGWs.


Billing Guide Cover ImageShifting to Third-Party Billing Practices for Public Health STD Services: Policy Context and Cases Studies
The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) has collaborated with key partners to develop a resource to support the sustained delivery of STD services in the face of a changing funding and policy landscape. This guide seeks to meet the needs of a range of providers, serving not as a technical manual, but rather an introduction to what providers need to consider as they approach the decisions surrounding third-party billing.



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As a proud partner of the National Female Condom Coalition, NCSD is pleased to celebrate Global Female Condom Day on Wednesday, September 16th!  In celebration of this worldwide event, please find below a special video message from our Executive Director, Bill Smith. 


Insurance reimbursement from patients, including those newly covered through recent changes in the health car