As research and the literature around STDs continues to grow, improved ways of conducting STD screening, testing, and treatment will follow. Staying abreast of developments in testing and treatment guidelines will optimize the work that STD programs do. NCSD seeks to keep our members informed of updates in the field and provide technical assistance in implementing and improving their screening and treatment procedures.
NCSD offers a variety of STD screening, testing, and treatment technical assistance in the context of topics such as:
• Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
• Extragenital testing
• Outbreak response and elimination/action plans
• Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV
Non Clinic-Based Self Collected Testing
As part of our Clinic+ Initiative, this spring we hosted the Testing Beyond the Clinic Webinar Series on non clinic-based self-collected testing. To build on this work, we are now proud to offer one-on-one technical assistance to sexual health clinics and state and local health departments on this topic. Do you have a specific question or request about non clinic-based self collected testing, implementation, or the lab component of it ? Please reach out to Jennifer Mahn at email@example.com or (248) 765-5522.
Extragenital Testing Guide
NCSD collaborated with the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) to produce resources for clinics and laboratories to ensure that extragenital testing is available across the country.
Webinar: Integrating HIV Testing in Syphilis Partner Services
On this February 2019 webinar, speakers from the Seattle and King County HIV/STD Program (Washington) and the Mississippi State Department of Health discussed data and lessons learned from integrating HIV testing in syphilis partner services to improve HIV case finding.
PrEP and STD Testing Guidelines for Clinical Care Providers
In collaboration with Cicatelli Associates Inc. (CAI), NCSD developed this infographic to help health care providers better understand the crucial need for regular and periodic STD screening as part of the standard of care for patients on PrEP.