The National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assist clinicians in the United States with the skills, knowledge and experience that they need to address and prevent STDs in their patients. The NNPTC is made up of eight regional centers assisting clinicians in their training area and two national centers working on specific project areas.

The NNPTC offers in person events on state-of-the-art STD diagnosis, treatment, and management trainings delivered across the country as well as local, regional, and national online trainings covering the spectrum of STD topics. Free or low-cost continuing medical education (CME) or CNE credit is available from the National STD Curriculum’s online modules and question bank. The NNPTC also provides technical assistance to help STD clinics and other health facilities provide more efficient and effective services.

The Clinical Consultation Service

Intended for healthcare professionals and STD program staff, the NNPTC online clinical consultation service ( provides STD clinical consultation to healthcare providers in all states and U.S. territories. The STDCCN does not provide direct medical care, treatment planning, or medical treatment services to individuals. Consultations are based on information provided by the caller without the benefit of a direct evaluation/examination of the patient, and as such, do not constitute medical advice, are intended to be used only as a guide. Responses are delivered in 1-5 days, depending on urgency.

The information provided through the Clinical Consultation Service is not a replacement for local expertise or your state STD program protocols. Information is offered as clinical decision support, is advisory in nature and is not intended to replace local healthcare decision-making or provision. Requestors are free to disregard any advice offered. Final clinical decisions are the sole responsibility of the healthcare provider.

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