The CDC has revised its 2006 guidelines for the treatment of persons who have or are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The new document has been in the works since CDC representatives consulted with STD medical experts over a two-week period in April 2009. The update includes but is not limited to:

  • New information on STD prevention
  • New information on the increasing prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • New information on the sexual transmission of hepatitis C
  • Expanded diagnostic evaluation for cervicitis and trichomoniasis
  • New treatment recommendations for bacterial vaginosis and genital warts
  • New information on the clinical efficacy of azithromycin for chlamydial infections in pregnancy
  • New information on the role of Mycoplasma genitalium and trichomoniasis in urethritis/cervicitis and treatment-related implications
  • New information on diagnostic evaluation after sexual assault