Goal

To create mobile apps for healthcare professionals and related parties to identify, and treat, sexually transmitted diseases.

Summary + Outcome

The STD Tx Guide app is a quick reference guide for healthcare professionals and related parties on the identification of and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. The STD Tx Guide provides:

  1.  Fast access to recommended treatment regimens
  2. List of common Terms and Abbreviations
  3. Includes CDC’s guide to Taking a Sexual History
  4. Push notifications for guideline updates

The information in this report updates the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010 (MMWR Recomm Rep 2010;59 [No. RR–12]). These updated guidelines discuss 1) alternative treatment regimens for Neisseria gonorrhoeae; 2) the use of nucleic acid amplification tests for the diagnosis of trichomoniasis; 3) alternative treatment options for genital warts; 4) the role of Mycoplasma genitalium in urethritis/cervicitis and treatment-related implications; 5) updated HPV vaccine recommendations and counseling messages; 6) the management of persons who are transgender; 7) annual testing for hepatitis C in persons with HIV infection; 8) updated recommendations for diagnostic evaluation of urethritis; and 9) retesting to detect repeat infection. Physicians and other health-care providers can use these guidelines to assist in the prevention and treatment of STDs.

Client

CDC’s Division of STD Prevention

Skills + Technology Used

• Object-Oriented Programming
• iOS and Android Mobile App Development
• UI Design
• Use of data structures
• Utilizing push notification service
• Xcode, Apple’s Integrated Development Environment for build iOS apps
• Swift, programming language
• Markdown, a markup language used to by STD SME to format the content
• Python, scripting language to convert  Markdown into HTML
• Bootstrap, a front-end framework used to style content and UI components
• SiteCatalyst, to report app usage metrics to centralized server
• VoiceOver, Apple’s screen-reading technology to assist visual impaired in app use
• HTML and CSS
• Java
• XML

Links

• Android source code on Github.
• iOS source code on Github.
• Download Android app from Google Play.
• Download iOS app from the App Store.