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STD Testing

CDC Recommendations on HIV Laboratory Testing
CDC updated their recommendations for laboratory testing of HIV infection.

The mission of the CDC's Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) is to provide national leadership, research, policy development, and scientific information to help people live safer, healthier lives by the prevention of STDs and their complications. This mission is accomplished by assisting health departments, healthcare providers and non-government organizations (NGO) through the provision of timely science-based information and by clearly interpreting such information to the general public and policy makers. The Division’s specific disease prevention goals are contextualized within the broader framework of the social determinants of health, the promotion of sexual health, and the primary prevention of sexually transmitted disease.

CDC's Gonorrhea Laboratory
This CDC website has information on antimicrobial resistance susceptibility testing, identification of N. gonorrhoeae and related species, characteristics of N. gonorrhoeae and related species, strain typing/serology and resources and animicrobial resistance susceptibility testing resources.

Cephalosporin Susceptibility Among Neisseria gonorrhoeae Isolates --- U.S., 2000--2010
An article from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, it summarizes trends in cephalosporin susceptibility among N. gonorrhoeae isolates in the U.S. during 2000--2010 using data from the Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project (GISP).

The CDC Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project's (GISP) objective is to establish a rational basis for the selection of gonococcal therapies. The collective group of STD clinics, five regional laboratories, and the CDC monitor trends in antimicrobial susceptibilities of N. gonorrhoeae in the United States. 

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