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Welcome to Ratelle PTC

Welcome to the Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center (Ratelle PTC). Since 1995, the Ratelle PTC has been providing cutting-edge training to practicing clinicians in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of STDs and the prevention of HIV.

Our course offerings provide opportunities for didactic and experiential training in a number of different formats for the busy health care professional. Whether you are a brand new clinician in practice, or a seasoned professional looking to brush up on your STD diagnosis and treatment skills, the Ratelle PTC offers training to meet your needs and schedule.

Recent News

The Ratelle PTC and the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences recently invited Dr. Anatole S. Menon-Johansson to the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory to present  “The Role of Digital and Service Innovations in the Delivery of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in London". To view the slides from his engaging, informative talk click on our Resources page.

2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines Mobile Apps

Have the 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines always at your fingertips.  Dowload the app onto your mobile device! The Android  and Apple versions now have the ability to receive Push Notifications that can be used to alert the user to new versions of the app or other updates. Both versions have the ability to share info about the app with colleagues via Facebook, Twitter, email and text. Download at 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines


The Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center is proud to be a part of the STD Clinical Consultation Network, providing STD Clinical Consultation Services to healthcare providers in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Florida. To request a consult, go to www.stdccn.org

National STD Curriculum

The National STD Curriculum is a free educational Web site from the University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center and the University of Washington. This project is funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The National STD Curriculum addresses the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, management, and prevention of STDs.

Free CME credit and free CNE credit are offered throughout the site:  https://www.std.uw.edu

If you provide care to gay men, check out this new MDPH website!!

From "Care That Fits You.org"

Getting care that fits means you can talk openly with your doctor who knows about lots of medical topics relevant to gay men. Your doctor should know, for example, that a pill a day can be used to prevent or treat HIV. This is a really big deal for gay men (and others, of course).

Until a few years ago, if we wanted to have sex and be protected from getting or passing HIV, condoms were really the only tool we had. While condoms are still very effective, there are now additional options which can be even more effective for the prevention of HIV.

Please follow the link to access this important information: https://carethatfitsyou.org/