STI CARE

The Sexually Transmitted Infections Guideline Committee produced the guidelines on STIs in people with HIV. 

Adopting a patient-centered sexual health framework when implementing Clinical Guidelines Program recommendations and guidance for clinical care of people with HIV and other STIs can improve patients’ overall health and well-being, reduce stigma, empower patients, and increase their uptake of sexual health–related resources. The patient-centered, HIV status–neutral approach to sexual health encouraged here promotes disease prevention and harm reduction and recognizes that there is much more to sexual health than disease prevention and treatment.  

    Expedited partner therapy (EPT) is an essential, low-barrier health service for treating all patients with STIs and their sex partners. The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute encourages care providers to make EPT as available as possible. This guidance for clinicians provides information about existing regulations that allow for EPT for sex partners of individuals diagnosed with gonorrhea, chlamydia, or trichomoniasis and answers questions regarding:

    • How EPT is defined and whether it’s legal
    • Who is eligible for EPT
    • Preferred and alternative medication regimens for EPT
    • How EPT is provided and paid for
    • Key points for patient education
    • Follow-up