CDC updates Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines

The CDC has updated its treatment guidelines for sexually transmitted diseases. The 2010 Guidelines for Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases include the following revisions to the 2006 guidelines:

  • the expanded diagnostic evaluation for cervicitis and trichomoniasis
  • new treatment recommendations for bacterial vaginosis and genital warts
  • the clinical efficacy of azithromycin for chlamydial infections in pregnancy
  • the role of Mycoplasma genitalium and trichomoniasis in urethritis/cervicitis and treatment-related implications
  • lymphogranuloma venereum proctocolitis among men who have sex with men
  • the criteria for spinal fluid examination to evaluate for neurosyphilis
  • the emergence of azithromycin-resistant Treponema pallidum
  • the increasing prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • the sexual transmission of hepatitis C
  • diagnostic evaluation after sexual assault
  • STD prevention approaches

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