This discussion will focus on the latest CDC guidelines for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases with a specific focus on Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Herpes Simplex Virus. The role and rationale for screening and patient assisted partner treatment will be reviewed. A section of the discussion will describe the natural history of Herpes Simplex Virus, which will give the clinician helpful information when counseling their patients regarding issues surrounding Herpes infections.
- Apply the current screening and management recommendations for chlamydia
- Describe the current multidrug recommendations to treat gonorrhea and the implications for increasing drug resistance
- Develop a rational screening strategy based on evidence-based parameters for at risk and the general populations