Syphilis Diagnostics, Still Clear as Mud; Syphilis Therapeutics, Not So Much.
Maximizing Syphilis Treatment: Is That History of Penicillin Allergy Real?
Michael H. Augenbraun, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Sujan Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Otolaryngology
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York, NY
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Mike Augenbraun is the Medical Director of the Kings County Hospital Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, in Brooklyn.
Sujan Patel is Assistant Professor of Allergy and Immunology, in the Department of Otolaryngology, at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai in Manhattan.
At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
- Recognize which syphilis serologic testing combinations signify infection, which warrant therapy, and which indicate successful therapy.
- Know current CDC recommendations for syphilis treatment.
- Be aware of the protocol for penicillin desensitization.
- Understand the data regarding penicillin allergy in the US, recommendations for evaluation of reported penicillin allergy, and which reported adverse reactions preclude penicillin testing or desensitization.
This CME activity was approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
on March 10, 2015 and will terminate March, 2018.
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.
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.
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. Augenbraun (Presenter) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Augenbraun submitted his slides in advance for adequate peer review, and will support his presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature.
Dr. Patel (Presenter) had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Patel submitted his slides in advance for adequate peer review, and will support his presentation and clinical recommendations with the best available evidence from the medical literature.
This PRN CME activity is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from:
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co, and ViiV Healthcare.
To obtain CME credit for this PRN program, please visit 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 sponsor PRN enduring materials for CME, and provide them 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.