This month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated guidelines for the treatment of persons who have or are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
The issues and suggestions discussed in the guidelines include:
- Alternative treatment regimens for Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
- The use of nucleic acid amplification tests for the diagnosis of trichomoniasis.
- Alternative treatment options for genital warts.
- The role of Mycoplasma genitalium in urethritis/cervicitis and treatment-related implications.
- Updated HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine recommendations and counseling messages.
- The management of persons who are transgender.
- Annual testing for hepatitis C in persons with HIV infection.
- Updated recommendations for diagnostic evaluation of urethritis.
- Retesting to detect repeat infection.
Physicians and other care providers are encouraged to use these guidelines to assist in preventing as well as treating STDs.
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