At the completion of this educational session, participants should be able to:
- Make better use of sexual history in the examination of oral, anogenital, skin and systemic complaints of patients with or at risk for HIV disease.
- Understand the differential diagnosis and appropriate diagnostic studies in evaluation of skin, oral and anogenital lesions suggestive of sexually transmitted infections.
- Know preferred treatments of common STIs, and appropriate partner notification and follow-up.
- Better counsel patients on the relative risk of concomitant HIV transmission associated with other STIs.
Thomas Cherneskie is a graduate of the Penn State College of Medicine, following which he continued his training in Family Medicine and more recently Preventive Medicine & Public Health, obtaining an Master in Public Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. His practice history includes outpatient urban primary care, occupational medicine, and currently serves as the supervising physician at one of NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene’s Sexual Health Clinics. He has nearly 15 yrs. of experience in the field of Sexually transmitted diseases and continues to share his expertise as a faculty member, and founding Medical Director, of the Region II CDC-funded STD/HIV Prevention Training Center.
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