In September, a federal panel recommended chlamydia and gonorrhea screening for sexually active and at-risk women but declined to provide a recommendation for men given insufficient evidence. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) assigned a B rating, which triggers coverage under most health plans under a provision in the Affordable Care Act.
For a summary of screening recommendations for various STIs, see this CDC table of Sexually Transmitted Disease Preventive Services Coverage, presenting ratings and cost-sharing implications for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HPV, etc.
More on STIs/STDs
- Access our resources on Sexually Transmitted Infections, featuring Addressing STIs: Ask. Test. Treat. Repeat.
- See the National HIV Curriculum sections on screening and co-occurring conditions (STDs); updates on these recommendations are pending. The National STD Curriculum added these updates.
- Listen to a recent webinar, Innovations in the ER: Collaborations Among Emergency Departments, TA Providers, & Health Jurisdictions to Identify and Treat HIV, HCV, and Syphilis. This session is by TAP-in, the HRSA TA provider for Ending the HIV Epidemic jurisdictions.
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