STD Expert Hour Webinar – Delivering Sexual Health Services in the Time of COVID-19
August 13, 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting the delivery of sexual health services in California and throughout the United States. Dr. Ina Park and Dr. Rosalyn Plotzker provide an overview of recent CDC recommendations for STD diagnosis and treatment when in-person exams and visits are limited. They also discuss best practices for the use of telehealth and home-testing for STD care and PrEP management.
Drs. Park and Plotzker cover the following learning objectives for this webinar:
- Share implementation strategies for self-collected testing to minimize clinician exposure to COVID-19 when seeing clients for STD-related symptoms
- Identify changes to recommended syndromic treatment of urethritis, including treatment for gonorrhea and chlamydia
- Describe management recommendations for patients with genital ulcer disease
- Discuss HIV PrEP telehealth management approaches to ensure continuation of PrEP use for clients who are unable to get care in a clinic setting during and after the COVID-19 public health emergency