Genital Herpes Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment: Knowledge is Power

Genital Herpes Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment: Knowledge is Power

Genital Herpes Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment: Knowledge is Power
Dr. Gandell reviews and evaluates topics regarding HSV 1 and HSV 2.

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    In this article we will discuss the prevalence of genital HSV, and review its typical and atypical presentations. We will also evaluate how serologic testing can help us differentiate between HSV 1 and HSV 2 infection, as well as between HSV1 primary or recurring infection.

    To view the video introduction to this article, please click here.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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

    David L. Gandell, MD

    Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Strong Memorial Hospital
    University of Rochester
    Rochester, New York

    Financial Disclosure:
    David L. Gandell, MD has disclosed that he receives consulting fees from AMAG Pharmaceuticals and is a member of the speaker's bureau for both AMAG Pharmaceuticals and Ducheshay Pharmaceuticals. 


    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Ken Brown has nothing to disclose.
    • Carole Drexel, PhD, CHCP has nothing to disclose.
    • Barry A. Fiedel, PhD has nothing to disclose
    • E.J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD, DABFM, FAAFP, DABPM 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:

    • Compare the sensitivity/performance of serologic testing, culture and nucleic acid amplification tests in the detection and differentiation of HSV-1 and HSV-2 infection

    • Describe strategies to counsel patients with a positive diagnosis of HSV infection

    • Summarize the 2016 USPSTF Statement on HSV screening

  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Ob/Gyns, Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Certified Nurse Midwives.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

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    Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Commercial Support

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

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Omnia Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Omnia Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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