For Healthcare Providers


NEW! 2021 CDC STI Treatment Guidelines

Updated in 2021 and released by CDC. Please read the full update here


NEW! STI Screening and Treatment Guidelines


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2021 on August 2021)


NEW!  CDC Gonorrhea Treatment Failure Consultation Form and the Mycoplasma genitalium Treatment Failure Registry 

Resources on clinician and health department instructions/recommendations re: Gonorrhea and MGen treatment failure. 


NEW! GOALS Approach Clinical Champion Pre-Recorded Webinar, NYC DOHMH

The GOALS (Give, Offer, Ask, Listen, Suggest) framework is designed to streamline sexual history conversations and elicit information most useful for identifying an appropriate clinical course of action. The framework was developed by Sarit A. Golub, PhD, MPH, Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York, in collaboration with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of HIV, in July 2019. You can read more about GOALS here

The webinar can be found on Youtube by clicking this link. The intention of the webinar is to provide background on the GOALS approach, GOALS testimonials from physicians and providers, and physician-led roleplaying scenarios.  The webinar includes testimonials and roleplaying from:  

  1. Dr. Benjamin Tsoi, M.D., Director, HIV Prevention, NYC DOHMH 
  2. Dr. Viraj Patel, M.D. Montefiore Medical Center  
  3. Dr. Jason Zucker, M.D. M.S., Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Assistant Medical Director of the NYC Prevention Training Center 
  4. Lorenzo Parrado, LMSW, Voces Latinas  
  5. Omar Zapata, Voces Latinas   

Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) Patient Resource

Developed by the NYC PTC an informational sheet that can be used for index patients for EPT. 


Update to CDC's Treatment Guidelines for Gonococcal Infection, 2020

The CDC released updated treatment guidelines for gonoccoal infection on December 18, 2020. We have compiled a resource of Frequently Asked Case Questions for clinical providers:



Additional resources will be added as they become available. If you have a resource that you would like posted here, please send the info to with the subject "COVID-19 Resource".  

For local provider resources, such as statistics and reporting requirements, please visit your state/territory specific health department site below: 



National Network of Clinical STD Prevention Training Centers Resources


STD Clinical Consultation Network

Our National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) offers a Clinical Consultation Service for licensed healthcare professionals and STD program staff. We do not provide direct medical care, treatment planning, or medical treatment services to individuals. 

National STD Curriculum

This free, online curriculum addresses the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, management, and prevention of STDs. Free CME credit and free CNE credit are offered throughout the site.



New Publication! 

The Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Syphilis: An Update and Review

This monograph was produced by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Infections and the New York City STD Prevention Training Center. The material presented in this publication is intended to serve as a source of clinical guidance in the diagnosis and management of syphilis. The information presented should not be construed as inflexible rules or standards. The 2015 Centers for Disease Control Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines served as the basis for this document. For a complete discussion of the evaluation and management of syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections, please refer to the current CDC STD Treatment Guidelines. Please click the link above to download. 

This publication was supported by the Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number, U62PS004576-02, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services. 

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