NCSD hosted a webinar on on Thursday, August 29 (12:00PM-1:30PM ET) about the importance of extragenital screening of MSM and offered real-world examples of how STD programs and clinics are incorporating it into their work, and the impact it has had.
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Data shows that men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionally impacted by the rises in chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis infections. To combat these rises, it is key that medical providers and health departments use extragenital STD screening, or 3-site testing, to detect STDs and have people treated as soon as possible. This webinar is a product of NCSD’s MSM Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations and establishes program priorities to enhance the capacity and services of NCSD members around gay men’s sexual health.
Western Regional Consultant, Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment
Ami Multani, MD
Physician & Medical Director of Infectious Disease – Fenway Health (Boston, MA)
Rachel Howard, MPH
STD Epidemiologist – Maricopa County Dept. of Public Health (Phoenix, AZ)
Daniel Daltry, MSW
Program Chief, HIV, STD, and Hepatitis Program – Vermont Dept. of Health
This webinar provided an overview of the peer-reviewed literature related to extragenital STD screening of MSM, in addition to highlighting examples from the STD field. Attendees learned the value of:
Resources for Providers and Laboratories pertaining to Extragenital STD Testing.