November 1, 2012
NACCHO HIV/STI Weekly Update
HIV and STI Prevention Resources for LHDs
In This Issue
HIV/STI Prevention "Tool or Model Practice of the Week"
Optimal Care Checklists for MSM Patients and Health Care Providers of MSM Patients
STDPO Forum for Local Responses to CDC's New Gonorrhea Treatment Guidelines
National Chlamydia Coalition Launches New Website
New Syphilis Fact Sheet from the Division of STD Prevention
Society for Prevention Research 2013 Annual Meeting, May 28-31
Stay Connected with News from Washington
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NACCHO's HIV/STI Prevention "Tool or Model Practice of the Week"  

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This week's featured tool from NACCHO's HIV/STI Toolkit is Asian & Pacific Islanders and HIV/AIDS in Alameda County: Facts to Know (Burmese). This fact sheet was developed by the Office of AIDS Administration at the Alameda County Public Health Department. The fact sheet includes specific demographic and HIV/AIDS data for Asian and Pacific Islanders in Alameda County, thus should only be used as a template. General information about HIV/AIDS risk factors, barriers to prevention, and resources are also provided. 

Optimal Care Checklists for MSM Patients and Health Care Providers of MSM Patients

In response to increased rates of STDs, including HIV, among Black and Latino MSM, the National Coalition of STD Directors and the National Association of State and Territorial AIDS Directors created Optimal Care Checklists (OCCs) for MSM patients and health care providers of MSM patients. The OCCs were designed to facilitate a more comfortable sexual health conversation for the MSM patient and his health care provider. Both tools stress the importance of decreasing stigma and promoting a non-judgmental environment. Click here to access the OCCs.  

STDPO Forum for Local Responses to CDC's New Gonorrhea Treatment Guidelines
To learn more about the implications of the new treatment guidelines for gonorrhea, released by the CDC in August 2012, STDPreventionOnline (STDPO) created a forum to discuss the local implications of implementing the guidelines. The forum also invites people to post changes to local guidelines (guidelines can be uploaded to "Resources") that may serve as templates for others who are still contemplating new directives. To participate in the forum, go to stdpreventiononline.org. If you do not already have a login, you will have to create one. 
National Chlamydia Coalition Launches New Website
The National Chlamydia Coalition (NCC) recently launched their new website.
The site features an easier-to-navigate layout and is a go-to place for resources to promote chlamydia screening and prevention. Additionally, NCC refined the Chlamydia Resource Exchange (CRE), a free web-based resource library providing centralized access to multimedia public awareness and education materials on sexual health issues, including chlamydia, HIV/AIDS, and other STDs. To visit the new website and CRE, click here
New Syphilis Fact Sheet from the Division of STD Prevention
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CDC's Division of STD Prevention recently released an updated fact sheet on syphilis. The fact sheet is available in three different versions: a basic fact sheet, a detailed fact sheet, and a fact sheet with images of symptoms. To access the fact sheets, click here

Society for Prevention Research 2013 Annual Meeting, May 28-31  

The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 2013 Annual Meeting will take place in San Francisco, May 28-31, 2013. The Annual Meeting provides a forum for the exchange of new concepts, methods, and results from prevention research and related public health fields and for communication between scientists, public policy leaders, and practitioners concerning the implementation of evidence-based preventive interventions. To learn more about the SPR and their Annual Meeting, click here.  
Stay Connected with News from Washington
News from Washington is a NACCHO e-newsletter that provides up to date information about activities in Congress and the Administration that affect local health departments. The weekly e-newsletter is currently being sent to the primary NACCHO contact for each local health department and members of the Congressional Action Network. Contact Eli Briggs, NACCHO Director of Government Affairs, with any questions. View the latest edition and sign up to receive the newsletter here. 
Have a Resource You'd Like to Share or Looking for Something Specific?
The NACCHO HIV/STI List welcomes all tools, research, and resources that you would like to share with local health departments. To submit a resource, send an e-mail to hivsti@naccho.org with the subject line: "For HIV List." Additionally, if you have a request for a tool or need assistance that you think another LHD could provide, send an e-mail and we'll include your request in a future e-newsletter.
NACCHO's Community Health Webcasts and Teleconferences
Take a look at the list of NACCHO's archived community health webcasts.
The mission of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local public health departments. For additional information about NACCHO, visit www.naccho.org.