(1st week of Journal Club is live, so feel free to jump in; we’ll pose new questions each Tuesday.)
The CDC just released its 2018 STD Surveillance Report and it is grim. They’re reporting increases in chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis (including congenital syphilis, which is up 185% since 2014). Helpful to know as you are considering what services to provide, including testing vs presumptive treating, medication choices, etc. As always, consult your local health department as well to get an accurate picture of the incidence and prevalence in your own community.
Read the full report here.
Table of contents if you want to jump around or are interested in specific data.
Here are your state ranking tables.
And for those of you looking for PPT slides, you can find the full downloadable list here.
Have you checked out the FHO store lately? You can find the newest research brief, Applying The Strangulation Research To Expert Testimony In Cases With Adult Victims. Or purchase the complete set of three (Strangulation, Aging Bruises, and Consensual Sex Injury) for a special price.