The STI Provider Toolkit
The STI Provider Toolkit contains the following resources to help you manage your patients' sexual health:
Adolescent Health Resource
The PTC partnered with Dr. Alwyn Cohall and Dr. Bruce Armstrong of Columbia University to create a DVD for clinical providers called An Empowering Approach to Screening, Educating, and Counseling Adolescents At-risk for STIs. The approach in this video and the accompanying workbook aims to create a partnership between healthcare providers and adolescents so that both are actively involved in taking steps to protect and promote the adolescent’s health. As in any real partnership, both sides play important roles. Adolescents are ultimately responsible for maintaining behaviors that promote their health, but providers play a significant role in helping them do so. To help providers do their part, we present an "empowering" approach that attempts to build the adolescent’s motivation and capacity to perform behaviors that help them avoid STIs and adhere to treatment if they become infected.
GC Treatment Update
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer recommends the oral antibiotic cefixime as a first-line treatment option for gonorrhea in the United States because of the possibility that the bacteria which causes gonorrhea is becoming resistant to the drug. The most effective treatment for gonorrhea is a combination therapy: the injectable antibiotic ceftriaxone along with one of two other oral antibiotics, either azithromycin or doxycycline. For full treatment information please click here. Visit the CDC website for more information and additional GC resources.
Federal Training Center Collaborative (FTCC)
The Federal Training Center Collaborative (FTCC) is a consortium of federally-funded training centers focused on improving sexual health. The FTCC consists of the NYC STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, the NY/NJ AIDS Education and Training Center, the Global TB Training Institute, the Region II Title X Family Planning Training Center, the Center for Health and Behavioral Training and the NYS Part III Prevention Training Center.