Infertility Prevention Project - Region IX
The goal of this project has been to reduce and control chlamydia through the collaborative efforts of STD, Family Planning, and Public Health laboratories within the region. Center for Health Training provides infrastructure support to the regional advisory committee. Additional information about the guidelines or the Region IX Infertility Prevention Project can be obtained by contacting our Oakland office.
Infrastructure Advisory Committee Resources
Region IX Infertility Prevention Project Chlamydia Clinical Guidelines UPDATED
These February 2009 Guidelines replaced the 2003 and 1998 versions. The following topics are covered: laboratory services and testing; history, risk assessment and physical exam; clinical presentation and diagnosis; treatment; follow-up of positive chlamydia test results; reporting procedures; clinic staff education and training; patient/client education and counseling; partner identification and referral; partner assessment and treatment; and outreach activities. It includes as an appendix the Region IX Guidance and Toolkit for the Use of Expedited Partner Therapy and Retesting that is available separately below.
Region IX Guidance and Toolkit for the Use of Expedited Partner Therapy and Retesting at Three Months to Prevent and Detect Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Reinfections
This November 2008 document was intended to provide guidance for implementing policies for both expedited partner therapy (EPT) and retesting at 3 months after initial treatment for chlamydia or gonorrhea in Region IX IPP settings. The guidelines follow the CDC Dear Colleague letter of May 11, 2005, the CDC report Expedited Partner Therapy in the Management of Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2006, and the CDC 2006 STD Treatment Guidelines.
Chlamydia Prevalence Monitoring Project Profiles and Annual Reports
The 2010 Chlamydia Profiles — as well as past profiles and annual reports — are available on the CDC website.
Link to 2010 Chlamydia Profiles (off site link)
Link to profiles and reports back to 1998 (off site link)
Region IX Guidelines for Gonorrhea Screening and Diagnostic Testing Among Women in Family Planning and Primary Care Settings
These September 2006 Guidelines address gonorrhea screening for women clients in clinical settings that provide reproductive health services, including family planning, primary care, and obstetrics/gynecology clinics. These guidelines do not address gonorrhea screening for clients in STD clinics, correctional institutions, or school-based settings. There is also an offsite link provided to download the state-specific guidelines for California provided by California DHS STD Control.
Link to Regional Guidelines (57KB)
Link to California Guidelines (off site link)
These tables are posted especially for the convenience of Infrastructure Advisory Committee members.
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Data Subcommittee Resources
Region IX IPP Data Procedures, Manuals, Codebooks, etc
The R9 Data Codebook underwent a major revision in 2008 to incorporate 2007 standard national formats, while keeping the Regional formats that the Region and the local project areas are still using to report data to the Region (see "Other Regional Resources" below).
R9 Data Codebook (2011) Word document (220KB)
R9 Data Codebook (2011) PDF (140KB)
Other Regional resources:
Data Procedures Manual (93KB)