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STI Clinical Training

We support healthcare providers in the Western United States (AZ, CA, HI, NM, and NV) to promote health equity and improve clinical outcomes for those affected by sexually transmitted infections and HIV.

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Call for Applications: Fellowship in Sexually Transmitted Infections

Are you an early-career physician with an interest in sexual health, STIs and HIV prevention?

The California Prevention Training Center at UCSF-Bixby and the California Department of Public Health are recruiting a fellow (either one or two years) to begin during the 2022-2023 academic year. Fellows will be trained in skills needed for public health STI control and response. Fellows conduct clinical care, research and clinical quality improvement projects, perform data analysis, write public health reports, deliver academic presentations, develop and teach curricula on STI management, and conduct policy analyses.

Deadline for applications is January 7th.

What We Do

We provide virtual training events, technical assistance, clinical tools, and STI clinical consultation via the STD Clinical Consultation Network to support providers in addressing the rise of STIs in their communities. We focus on complex issues in patient care including: evolving PrEP modalities, congenital syphilis management and prevention, and complications of gonorrhea and chlamydia.

Who We Are

The CAPTC Clinical Program has been funded for over 30 years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is part of the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers. Our faculty consists of physicians and nurses who are subject matter experts in the field of sexual health with extensive academic, clinical, and public health experience in STI control and response.

CAPTC also has a long-standing partnership with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) STD Control Branch to deliver training on STI diagnosis and treatment to priority counties experiencing high rates of STIs. CDPH and CAPTC regularly collaborate on issuing statewide guidance related to STI screening/treatment and creating co-branded job aids and educational materials for providers throughout the state.

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Upcoming Trainings

In-person trainings are on hold due to COVID-19, please check this page for updates.

Live webinars will be held throughout the year and are listed below.


Live Webinars

STD Clinical Update Webinar: Congenital Syphilis Update for California Emergency Department Clinicians

Presented by Dr. Kristopher Lyon and Dr. Rosalyn Plotzker

Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM (PST)

Services Offered


Clinicians: Got a Tough STI Question?

We are a proud member of the STD Clinical Consultation Network (STDCCN) operated by the NNPTC.

This service is intended for licensed healthcare professionals and STI public health program staff. We do not provide direct medical care, treatment planning or medical treatment services to individuals.

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Have an STI Question for Yourself?

The American Sexual Health Association provides resources and information that are reliable, science-based, and stigma-free, to help you be as sexually healthy as possible.

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STI Clinical Resources

Access the latest STI guidelines and best practices for STI management geared towards practicing physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health professionals caring for patients with or at risk for STIs.

Online Learning and Trainings

Explore these and other online learning opportunities from the rest of the CAPTC’s programs in our Online Learning database.

Archived Webinars for Viewing

Search the list below of our previously recorded webinars, which can be viewed on-demand.

Live Webinars

Learn more about our upcoming live webinars.

In-Person Trainings

View the in-person trainings catalog and course descriptions below.*

*All In-Person Trainings are on hold due to COVID-19, please check this page for updates.

Clinical STI Trainings

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