Hot Topics in Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Program Information


Updated CDC STD treatment guidelines and best practices for screening/treatment will be presented in a format combining didactic lecture and some case-based interactive learning using an audience response system. The conditions most commonly encountered in college health will be highlighted, including management of STD syndromes (urethritis, cervicitis, and PID).

Content may include but not be limited to the following:

  • Changing epidemiology of genital HSV, review of diagnostic testing
  • Vaginitis (bacterial vaginosis, yeast, and trichomoniasis)
  • HPV vaccination
  • Oral sex and STDs
  • Genital warts, counseling and treatment
  • Gonorrhea/chlamydia treatment, partner therapy, and antibiotic resistance
  • STD/HIV screening in young adults (special focus on guidelines for screening in MSM)
  • The relationship between HIV PrEP and STDs
  • Interpreting syphilis serology results

Intended Audience

  • Administrators
  • Physicians and Physician Assistants
  • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Health Educators

Learning Objectives

The participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss screening, treatment and prevention issues relevant to special populations, i.e., adolescents, young adults, MSM, and WSW.
  2. Discuss at least 2 partner management strategies for patients with chlamydia and gonorrhea.
  3. Discuss the national recommendations for HPV vaccination.
  4. Describe the changing epidemiology of genital herpes infection.


Ina Park, MS
California Department of Public Health, University of California San Francisco

Melanie Deal, MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP
University of California Berkeley

Program Planning Committee

Resolution of Potential Conflicts of Interest — Program Planning Committee: Program Planning Committee members have completed conflict of interest statements regarding relationships with commercial entities. Each of the Program Planning Committee members have reported no relevant financial conflicts of interest.

2016 Program Planning Committee Roster


The fee for the download of this program is $25.00 and is payable directly to Conference Media via their website (see link below). We encourage you to share this download with colleagues at your institution.

There is an additional fee for each individual requesting continuing education credit. This is payable to ACHA and is required prior to receiving your CE certificate. This fee is non-refundable.

ACHA individual members at member institutions: FREE
ACHA individual members at a non-member institution: $15
Nonmembers: $25

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Instructions for Obtaining Credit

It is estimated that it will require 1.5 hours to view the download of this program and complete the post-test and evaluation. (You will be asked to identify the type of credit you are requesting when you take the post-test.)

Step 1: View the downloaded of the session (see "View Session" above).

Step 2: Complete the Post-test and Evaluation Form. (Note: you may print the post-test prior to viewing the download.)

Step 3: Purchase CE creditException: ACHA individual members at member institutions receive free credit, so may skip this step. 

Statements and Disclosures

Type of Continuing Education

  • CME: 1.5
  • CHES: 1.5

About this Activity

Self-paced, synchronized audio and PowerPoint “capture” of a live program

If you received continuing education credit for the original live presentation (ACHA Annual Meeting, in San Francisco, California, June 2016), you are not eligible for additional credit.

Important Dates

Released: September 2016
Expires: October 1, 2018


  • The American College Health Association (ACHA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    ACHA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Sponsored by ACHA, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category 1 continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level contact hours available are 0.

Policy on Continuing Education Post-Tests

It is the policy of the American College Health Association that when a post-test is required upon completion of a continuing education activity, participants must receive a passing grade of 80%. If participants receive a grade lower than 80%, they will be given the opportunity to re-take the post-test one time. If they receive 80% or higher the second time, they will be awarded continuing education credits/contact hours for the activity. We encourage participants to complete the post-test and evaluation form immediately after viewing the download. Those with a passing grade of 80% on the post-test will receive their CE certificate electronically within two weeks.

Conflicts of Interest

A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial company with which she/he has a financial relationship.