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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 ...
Read More CDC Releases Updated STI Treatment Guidelines for 2021

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 ...
Read More DOH Releases Medical Advisory on New Gonorrhea Treatment Guidelines

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, ...
Read More Updated STI Case Report Form

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 ...
Read More Updated Gonorrhea Treatment Recommendations

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 ...
Read More Seeking Contributions to SGM Provider Directory

The rate of syphilis cases in women and newborns in Hawai`i has been increasing annually over the past four years, according to the Department of Health’s STI Surveillance Program. Read the news release here. For more information on syphilis, please click here.