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Guidelines and Best Practices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information about prevention of sexually transmitted infections, based upon five major strategies.

  1. Risk assessment and education to reduce the burden of STIs
  2. Vaccination for vaccine-preventable STIs
  3. Screening of patients who do not show symptoms to prevent passing the disease to others
  4. Effective diagnosis, care and treatment, with appropriate follow-up of infected patients
  5. Evaluation, care and treatment of a sexual partner who may have an STI

For further information about screening and treatment guidelines recommended by the CDC, please visit these resources:

STD Treatment (Tx) Guide App

Download the CDC STD Treatment (Tx) Guide app, an easy-to-use reference that combines information from the STD Treatment Guidelines as well as MMWR updates, and features a streamlined interface so providers can access treatment and diagnostic information. The free app is available for Apple devices and Android devices.

Content created by Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP)
Content last reviewed on June 19, 2019