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

For more information visit www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5912a1.htm?s_cid=rr5912a1_w.