Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: The Most Common Treatable STIs

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: The Most Common Treatable STIs

Dr. Mayeaux reviews the risk factors for Chlamydia and gonorrhea infections, strategies for screening and diagnosing, and treatments.

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Time to complete: 15 minutes

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  • Overview

    Screening, early diagnosis and management are of the utmost importance to reduce the risk of Chlamydia and gonorrhea infections associated morbidity.  In this article, we will review the epidemiology and risk factors for Chlamydia and gonorrhea infections, strategies for screening and diagnosing, including the key role of NAAT laboratory testing. Finally, we will also discuss treatment strategies for the patient and sex partner. 

    To view the video introduction for this article, click here.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Faculty: 
    Edward J. Mayeaux, Jr., M.D.
    Professor and Chairman, USC Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    University of South Carolina School of Medicine

    Edward J. Mayeaux, Jr., M.D. has nothing to disclose.

    Reviewers/Planners/Authors:

    • Ken Brown has nothing to disclose.
    • Carole Drexel, PhD, CHCP has nothing to disclose.
    • Barry A. Fiedel, PhD has nothing to disclose.
    • Jessica McGrory has nothing to disclose.
    • Ashley Rosenthal has nothing to disclose.

     

  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    1. Summarize of current CDC STI diagnosis and treatment guidelines for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhea Infections

    2. Describe the burden of disease and epidemiology of Chlamydial trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhea STI's in the United States

    3. Plan appropriate testing that will facilitate the earlier screening and diagnosis of Chlamydial trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhea infections 

     

  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of the obstetrician and gynecologist, internal medicine physician, family physician, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, physician assistant.

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    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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    Omnia Education has a core focus on women's health and the ways in which diseases and conditions impact the female patient. That unique focus has transformed the CME learning environment for healthcare professionals nationwide. We impact thousands of clinicians annually, many of whom return each year for clinical updates and connectivity with regional peers.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Hologic Inc.

     

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