Women’s Health Update 2017 from Essential Access Health

From our partners at Essential Access Health (formerly California Family Health Council): Registration Now Open! Join us October 23 + 24 at the Women's Health Update 2017 presented by Essential Access Health + Contraceptive Technology   For over thirty years,...
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Reducing Syphilis Rates: A Healthcare Provider’s Role – new CDC video

With syphilis rates and congenital syphilis rates on the rise throughout many United States communities, healthcare providers can play a key role in stopping and reversing these trends. The CDC has developed this short video for providers which highlights...
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Self-Care for Helping Professionals

By Renyea Colvin We’re building capacity here at PTC!  I’m not talking about the work we do to build organizations’ capacity to reduce health disparities or effectively facilitate organizations. This time, we’re building the capacity of PTC employees to do our best...
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Congenital Syphilis and Syphilis during Pregnancy Online Training

Syphilis rates among pregnant women and congenital syphilis rates are on the rise nationally and in California.  National data show a 25% increase in syphilis among pregnant women from 2012-2014.  In 2014, nearly 1 in 5 women who screened positive for syphilis were...

What is a DIS?

By Alberto Perez and Wanda Jackson       Training participants from a Passport to Partner Services, Track D course conducted in Long Beach, CA.  In this course participants were represented from states of South Carolina, Georgia, Oklahoma,...

Sharing Sex Positive Messages – The Peer2Peers Project

We have launched the new Facebook page for our Peer2Peers (P2P) project! https://www.facebook.com/Peer2Peers.org/ The Peer to Peers (P2P) project focuses on transgender women of color as well as gay and bi men of color in creating and sharing sex positive messages...

Tackling Syphilis – April is STD Awareness Month!

By Dominique Reminick Syphilis was nearly eliminated, but it is making a furious comeback! U.S.: In 2015, the United States experienced the highest number and rate of reported primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis cases in more than 20 years. During 2014-2015,...

Extragenital Screening for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in MSM

Performing extragenital screening tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia in MSM can improve patient outcomes, reduce transmission of STIs, and even help fight HIV by identifying patients who would benefit from HIV screening and PrEP.  When only urine is screened, over 70%...

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