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The updated Hawai`i Department of Health STI Case Report reflecting the new CDC STI treatment guidelines is now form-fillable and available here. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released the 2021 Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Treatment Guidelines. The guidelines provide current evidence-based diagnostic, management, and treatment recommendations and replace the previous 2015 guidance. Some key ...
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On March 17, 2021, Hawai`i DOH released a medical advisory on the revised CDC treatment guidelines for gonorrhea. This advisory highlights the change in recommendation from a combination therapy of intramuscular ceftriaxone and oral azithromycin to a single, higher-dose of intramuscular ceftriaxone. Clinical consultations are available to healthcare providersFor providers who seek further advice, a ...
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The Harm Reduction Services Branch has updated their case report form for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Click here to download the new form. What’s included in this update:– Treatment options that reflect the CDC’s new 2020 Gonorrhea Treatment Guidelines– Option to report syphilis infections by stage (primary, secondary, early latent, unknown) and clinical manifestations (neurologic, ...
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CDC’s updated recommendations for the treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea in adolescents and adults: two-drug approach no longer recommended; treat with just one 500 mg injection of ceftriaxone. The next update of CDC’s full STI Treatment Guidelines and accompanying materials (e.g., wall chart, pocket guide, and mobile app) are expected to be available in 2021. View ...
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In January 2021, the members of the Hawai’i SGM Workgroup released the first edition of the Hawai’i SGM Services Directory. This is an opt-in directory of organizations and individuals (including but not limited to the healthcare sector) providing identity-affirming services for sexual and gender minorities. As more service providers share information, the directory will be ...
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Trans Agenda for Liberation

Posted on Jan 28, 2021 in Featured, Resource

In January 2021, the Transgender Law Center released the Trans Agenda for Liberation, an important contribution to our ongoing work for gender equity, both locally and nationally. In the words of the authors and contributors: “The Trans Agenda for Liberation is birthed through the labor of many generations. It is a living, evolving document that ...
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In January 2021, the HHS National Viral Hepatitis Strategic Plan: A Roadmap to Elimination for the United States (2021-2025) was released. Importantly, the Goals and Objectives of the plan align with our own local Hep Free 2030 strategy, developed in collaboration with our partners at Hep Free Hawai’i. To understand how to make national impact ...
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New Resource! ABCs of LGBTQ

Posted on Nov 27, 2020 in Featured, Resource

From Safe Spaces Hawaii, the ABCs of LGBTQ guides viewers through some basic but important lessons about sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. From the perspective of high school youth, this video shows the harm that bullying, stereotypes and rejection can have on youth as well as how youth can flourish with support from both ...
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NEWS RELEASE – DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SEXUAL AND GENDER MINORITY (SGM) WORKGROUP SEEKING CONTRIBUTIONS TO PROVIDER SERVICE DIRECTORY Posted on Nov 20, 2020 in Newsroom HONOLULU – As part of ongoing efforts to enhance the network of care, the Hawai‘i Department of Health’s (DOH) Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Workgroup is seeking local SGM medical providers ...
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