STD Expert Hour Webinar – Understanding the Concerning Rise in Maternal and Congenital Syphilis in Hawaii

Oct 13, 2020

The California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC) and the STI/HIV Prevention Program at the Hawaiʻi Department of Health’s (HIDOH) Harm Reduction Services Branch present this webinar for healthcare providers and community service providers who work with communities that face cultural, economic, and language barriers to obtaining good prenatal and neonatal care.

This webinar will address the increasing rate of syphilis cases within Hawaii, with a special focus on maternal syphilis and congenital syphilis. Learners will gain an understanding of the local epidemiology of syphilis as well as the important role the Hawaii Department of Health performs in syphilis case follow-up and investigation. An overview of the pathophysiology of syphilis with its varied clinical manifestations will be discussed. Content will include the importance of staging, stage-based treatment as well as best practices for diagnosis and follow-up.