Tag: Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI or STD)

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Cervical Cancer Screening and Management of Abnormal Findings Using the ASCCP Mobile App

In this DIALS, recorded on 1/9/2024, Sarah Diemert provided an overview of the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) mobile app and went through case studies using the app to determine appropriate next steps for various pap smear results. She also provided an overview of the guidelines most commonly followed in the United States, published by ASCCP, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

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Missed Opportunity or Overkill? Post Sexual Encounter Counseling and Prophylaxis

In this DIALS, recorded on 11/27/23, Dr. David Turok and Dr. Hilary Reno discussed emerging research that supports emergency contraception and post-exposure prophylaxis for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Studies have shown that PEP and EC are appropriate for prophylaxis following unprotected intercourse. Additionally, DoxyPEP shows promise as a preventive measure for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis.

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Individual and Community Benefits to Providing Expedited Partner Therapy

This DIALS, recorded on 8/30/2023, featured Stephanie Arnold Pang and Dr. Joseph Cherabie. It provides an overview of Expedited Partner Therapy and the strategies to mitigate legal, medical, practical, and administrative barriers to its implementation.

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Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Interview

Clinical Connections interviewed Dr. Lisa Haddad, MD, MPH, Medical Director for the Center for Biomedical Research at the Population Council, about multipurpose prevention technologies, or MPTs, in recognition of National Condom Month. Dr. Haddad leads the clinical development efforts to advance the Center's sexual and reproductive health product portfolio, including novel contraceptives and multi-purpose prevention technologies.
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At-Home STI Testing

In this DIALS, recorded on 2/1/2023, guests Dr. Ina Park and Jessica Zamora discuss self-collected, in-home STI testing. Dr. Park focuses on the evidence around the technology used in in-home test kits and Ms. Zamora covers results and future directions for a pilot program for in-home STI testing launched by the National Coalition of STD Directors in early 2022.

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DIALS (Drop In Active Learning Sessions)

DIALS Overview Drop In Active Learning Sessions (DIALS) are dynamic, virtual, 60-minute educational activities developed by the CTC-SRH to offer clinicians quick and convenient learning opportunities. Developed by national subject […]
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Preventing Congenital Syphilis

The NCTCFP talks with Dr. Lindley Barbee, a faculty member at the University of Washington School of Medicine and medical director at the Public Health Seattle and King County STD Clinic, to talk about the nationwide rising rates of congenital syphilis, and how clinicians can prevent cases in their work.

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Phexxi Vaginal Gel

This DIALS, recorded on 6/23/2022 with guest Brandi Howard, provides an overview of Phexxi vaginal gel, including effectiveness in pregnancy prevention, user satisfaction, and other characteristics. Phexxi for STI prevention is also discussed.

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Congenital Syphilis

This DIALS was recorded 6/21/22 with guests Beth Kruse, MS, CNM, ARNP, Lead Clinician for the Family Planning Program of Public Health Seattle-King County, and Tammy Bennett, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC, DNP(s), Reproductive Health Statewide Nurse Consultant for Louisiana. This DIALS focuses on an in-depth discussion of tailored public health strategies aimed at addressing missed opportunities and closing disparities gaps for the prevention of congenital syphilis in the family planning setting.

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STI Treatment Guidelines Update

In this archived webinar, recorded on April 28, 2022, Dr. Ina Park presents the latest updates in STI Treatment Guidelines.

After watching this 1 hour webinar, viewers should be able to:

  • Identify epidemiologic trends in STIs in the U.S. as well as globally
  • Discuss the role of family planning providers in the prevention of congenital syphilis and the current guidance about screening during pregnancy
  • Describe current testing and management recommendations for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, and Mycoplasma genitalium
  • Explain the role of metronidazole in the treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Discuss two-step testing for the serologic diagnosis of genital HSV-2

Please note: CE is no longer available for this webinar.

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STIs, PID, and Infertility

The NCTCFP sits down with Dr. Hilary Reno from Washington University School of Medicine to discuss STIs, PID, and infertility in recognition of Infertility Awareness Month and STI Awareness Week.

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CDC Releases New STI Treatment Guidelines

CDC's Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Treatment Guidelines, 2021 provides current evidence-based prevention, diagnostic and treatment recommendations that replace the 2015 guidance. The recommendations are intended to be a source for clinical guidance.

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Exploring the New CDC Guidelines for Gonorrhea Treatment

The NCTCFP sits down with Dr. Hilary Reno, Assistant Professor at Washington University School of Medicine in Infectious Diseases in St. Louis, to discuss the treatment guidelines for gonorrhea released by the CDC in an MMWR in December 2020.

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Webinars

Overview: Webinars The CTC-SRH’s goal is to provide a variety of training modalities to meet your clinical training needs. Therefore, our webinars are free, eligible for continuing education (CE), and […]
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Coding with Ann: PEP

In this episode, Ann Finn discusses codes to use when seeing a patient and billing for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV prevention.

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Syphilis Series

Listen to this podcast for free on our website using the players above, downloading it to your computer, or stream on your phone by searching for The Family Planning Files on your favorite podcast app.

The NCTCFP speaks with Dr. Ina Park, from UCSF School of Medicine, about current rates of syphilis in the US, including congenital and neurosyphilis.  The first of a three-part series. This podcast series is funded by an award from the US DHHS Office of Population Affairs. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS, OASH, or OPA. A transcript of the podcast is available below.

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The NCTCFP speaks with Dr. Ina Park, from UCSF School of Medicine, about the signs and symptoms of syphilis in all stages of infection, and how they can aid clinicians in staging and diagnosis.  The second of a three-part series. This podcast series is funded by an award from the US DHHS Office of Population Affairs. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS, OASH, or OPA. A transcript of the podcast is available below.

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The NCTCFP speaks with Dr. Ina Park, from UCSF School of Medicine, about the CDC recommended testing and treatment guidelines for syphilis infections in all stages. The third of a three-part series. This podcast series is funded by an award from the US DHHS Office of Population Affairs. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS, OASH, or OPA. A transcript of the podcast is available below.

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All Hands on Deck: Rising Rates of STDs & Where to Go Next?

During this episode, we welcome back Dr. Bradley Stoner, MD, PhD, to discuss the latest data and trends regarding sexually transmitted infections in the United States. Dr. Stoner is the Medical Director at the St. Louis STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, an associate professor at Washington University School of Medicine, and past president of the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association. This podcast series is funded by an award from the US DHHS Office of Population Affairs. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS, OASH, or OPA. A transcript is available below.

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Coding with Ann: Best Practices for ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding for STD & HIV Screening

In this episode, Ann Finn will review codes that can be used for billing STD and HIV screenings. This podcast series assists family planning providers with appropriate and timely reimbursement. A copy of the transcript is below.

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The STD Crisis in America: Where We Are and What Can Be Done

Our guest speaker, Dr. Bradley Stoner, discusses the latest STD trends and treatment in the United States. Dr. Stoner is the Medical Director of the St. Louis STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, and is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

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