Sexual Health and Your Patients: A Provider’s Guide, NCSH
This guide can help healthcare providers better integrate sexual health conversations and recommended preventive services into routine visits with adolescents and adults.
October 24, 2016
Bicillin-LA (benzathine penicillin G) Shortage, CDC
CDC was notified of difficulties in obtaining Bicillin-LA (benzathine penicillin G). Benzathine penicillin G is the recommended treatment for syphilis and the only treatment option for pregnant women infected with, or exposed to, syphilis.
June 28, 2016
News Release: Syphilis rates rise among women in Minnesota
Health officials are concerned over a jump in syphilis cases among Minnesota women. Preliminary data for 2015 show syphilis cases in women were up 63 percent compared to 2014. The increase is occurring primarily among women of child-bearing age in all racial and ethnic groups, including pregnant women.
February 2, 2016
Health Advisory: Syphilis Testing of ALL Pregnant Women (PDF)
Minnesota is seeing a significant increase of infectious and latent syphilis cases among women of all racial and ethnic groups. Eighty percent of all cases in women are concentrated in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and twenty percent in Greater Minnesota. Native American women have the largest increase of 750 percent.
Jan 14, 2016
Dear Colleague Letter: STD Treatment Guideline Update (PDF)
Overview of the updated CDC Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines.
September 16, 2015
News Release: Health officials urging men who have sex with men (MSM) to seek meningococcal vaccination following death of man from meningococcal meningitis
Meningococcal outbreaks among MSM have occurred in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles
July 17, 2015
Health Advisory: Ciprofloxacin- and Azithromycin-Nonsusceptible Shigellosis in the United States, CDC
Most cases have been reported among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (collectively referred to as MSM) in Illinois, Minnesota, and Montana and among international travelers, but cases are also occurring among other populations. Shigellosis is very contagious and can spread quickly through communities and across different segments of the population.
June 4, 2015
2015 STD Treatment Guidelines
Guidelines for the treatment of persons who have or are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have been updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The STD Treatment Guidelines are also available as a mobile app for download on both Apple and Android. Check out your device’s app store for more information.