Bacterial STIs in NYC: Epidemiological Trends, Diagnostic Considerations and Management Issues in People With or At Risk for HIV Disease

Thomas Cherneskie, MD, MPH
Supervising Physician, Chelsea STD Clinic
NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Former Director, STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, New York, NY

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About the Presenter: Top of page

Dr. Cherneskie received his medical degree from the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA and continued his training in Family Medicine at York Hospital in York, PA. He then came to Manhattan to complete the Preventive Medicine/Public Health Residency Program at the New York City Department of Health while receiving a Masters of Public Health from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Cherneskie served as the founding Medical Director of the CDC-funded Region II NYC STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, where he continues as an ongoing faculty member. He currently practices at the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Chelsea STD Clinic where he acts as clinical staff supervisor and preceptor for visiting fellows and other community providers.

Learning Objectives: Top of page

At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
  1. Describe current epidemiological trends in reportable bacterial STIs and their implications for clinical practice.
  2. Implement new strategies for the management of gonococcal infections in response to emerging antimicrobial resistance.
  3. Increase their familiarity of under-recognized bacterial etiologies of common sexually transmitted ano-genital conditions.
  4. Recognize the continued importance of asymptomatic screening for STIs in established patients with ongoing sexual risk.

CME Information:Top of page

This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on May 13, 2014 and will terminate May, 2017.

The target audience is all physicians, NPs and PAs involved or interested in HIV education.

This online video and post-activity evaluation are one hour in length.
  • After you complete the video portion of this educational activity there will be a post-activity evaluation and quiz.
  • You must achieve at least 70% correct to receive your CME certificate.
  • If successful, you will be provided instructions to print your CME certificate at the completion of this activity.
  • Accreditation Statement: Top of page

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the Physicians’ Research Network (PRN). MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.

    Disclosure Statement: Top of page

    Policies and standards of MSSNY require that speakers and planners for CME activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity.
  • Dr. James Braun (Planner/Course Director) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Cherneskie (Presenter) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Cherneskie supported his presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature, and submitted his slides in advance for adequate peer review.
  • Financial Support: Top of page

    This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co, and ViiV Healthcare.

    How to Obtain CME Credit: Top of page

    This PRN web site does not have the capacity to score quizzes and permit the download of CME certificates. To obtain CME credit for this PRN program, please follow this link to the PRN Courses page at the Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) web site. PRN and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) jointly provide PRN enduring materials for CME at no cost to the AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for broadcast through the CEI. We thank the NYSDOH for making our CME programs available to a wider audience, and hope you will also browse the many other educational opportunities offered by the CEI.

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