Proposed US budget cuts could have ‘disastrous’ effect on global health

February 13, 2020
President Trump’s proposed 2021 budget would reduce HHS funding by more than 9%, including large cuts to the NIH and CDC budgets. Reductions to…


Q&A: 17-member coalition aims to speak with ‘one voice’ on STIs

February 12, 2020
Seventeen national advocacy organizations have joined to form the National STI Coalition, an effort to advance public health policy goals to combat…


STD clinical service recommendations define which services PCPs should provide

February 6, 2020
The CDC’s Recommendations for Providing Quality Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinical Service report highlights the important role of all…

In the Journals

Top 10 most-read Infectious Diseases in Children stories of 2019

January 2, 2020
To kick off the new year, IDC has assembled a list of the 10 most-read stories of 2019. Please follow the links to access the full stories.  


USPSTF: Counsel sexually active teens, adults at risk for STIs

December 17, 2019
Clinicians can help prevent sexually transmitted infections by providing behavioral counseling to all sexually active teenagers and adults who are at…

Cover Story

‘Paying the price for decades of inattention’: STDs resurge in US

Infectious Disease News, November 2019
According to new figures published by the CDC, reported cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia hit approximately 2.4 million in 2018 — the…

US sets another record for STDs, CDC says

October 8, 2019
Around 2.4 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2018, marking the fifth straight record-breaking…

In the Journals

Combination HIV interventions decrease incidence, increase coverage in hyperendemic Ugandan regions

September 30, 2019
Combination HIV interventions in HIV-hyperendemic fishing communities in Uganda resulted in increased testing, male circumcision and ART coverage, as…

In the Journals

Program in Kenyan family planning clinics connects at-risk women to PrEP

September 20, 2019
Almost a quarter of at-risk women screened at family planning clinics in Kenya initiated pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention, and…

In the JournalsPerspective

Cost of congenital syphilis hospitalizations skyrockets with increase in cases

September 17, 2019
The incidence of congenital syphilis-related hospitalizations among young infants increased considerably between 2009 and 2016 in the United States…

Guest Editorial

From Infancy to Adolescence: Infectious Disease Pearls for the Pediatric Provider

Pediatric Annals, September 2019, Volume 48 Issue 9
Pediatric clinicians still grapple with infectious diseases every day. Vaccinations are a cornerstone of well childcare. Acute infections account for…

Special Issue Article

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment in Primary Care

Pediatric Annals, September 2019, Volume 48 Issue 9
Most adolescents are cared for by general pediatricians, family practitioners, and mid-level providers. As a result, primary care practitioners need…

In the Journals

Providers can help parents talk to teens about sex, alcohol use

September 10, 2019
Adolescents more frequently reported communicating with their parents about sex and alcohol use following an intervention in which pediatric primary…

WHO: Women can use any reversible contraceptive without increased HIV risk

August 29, 2019
WHO revised its recommendations on hormonal contraceptive use to say that women at high risk for HIV can use any form of reversible contraception…

In the Journals

Text message intervention lowers STI rate among teens with PID

August 12, 2019
A text message-based intervention to improve self-management of pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID, among teens and young adults significantly…

In the Journals

Quality improvement initiative boosts HSV guideline adherence to 80%

July 31, 2019
A quality improvement project successfully improved the number of infants aged 0 to 60 days who were treated for herpes simplex virus according to…

In the JournalsPerspective

Parents can improve teen condom use but do not delay sex

July 29, 2019
A meta-analysis of nearly 3 decades of research showed that parent-based interventions can increase condom use among teenage children but they do not…


Q&A: Improving confidential health care for teens

July 24, 2019
With STDs on the rise in the United States, appropriate screening and treatment are crucial to curbing transmission. However, this can be difficult…

In the JournalsPerspective

Fewer than 40% of adults support mandatory HPV vaccination

July 18, 2019
Findings published in Vaccine demonstrated that fewer than 40% of surveyed adults supported a policy requiring HPV vaccination for school…

In the Journals

Study shows ‘real-world impact’ of HPV vaccine on cervical lesions

July 10, 2019
HPV vaccination programs significantly decrease HPV infections and cervical lesions among girls and women, as well as anogenital wart diagnoses among…