Let's Talk About Sex and Infections: A Standardized Patient Demonstration to Maximize STI Screening
Recent data has demonstrated that STIs have been on the rise in adults over the age of 50 and that physicians tend not to incorporate sexual history into visits with patients in this age group. Also, with advances in pre-exposure prophylactic therapy (PrEP), introducing PrEP during visits that include STI screening may also serve as a strategy to curb new cases of HIV. Family physicians are in a unique position to regularly engage patients in both of these types of clinical visits. This session will review the most up to date data about STI screening and utilize standardized patients in order to demonstrate strategies on how to maximize tackling rising STI rates in adults over 50 and how to regularly introduce PrEP in STI screening encounters.
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This activity is designed for family medicine physicians and other primary care team members.
By the end of this session, participants should be able to:
- Identify high risk age groups and case trends pertaining to gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis Implement strategies to increase STI screening in high risk age groups.
- Recognize both conscious and unconscious barriers in sexual history taking.
- Integrate sexual history questions as a part of continuity and same day visits.
BENAJMIN LEONG, MD, MPH
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Benjamin Leong, MD, MPH practices urgent care physician in Downey, CA with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. Before medical school, Dr. Leong received his BA in economics from UC Irvine and his MPH from Tufts University. Dr. Leong earned his MD from Tulane University and completed his family medicine residency at Long Beach Memorial. Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Leong has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UC Irvine and currently serves as a member on the Committee on the Health of the Public with CAFP.
Ben Leong, MD declares that in the past 12 months neither he nor his partner/spouse have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with one or more organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this continuing education activity.
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0.50 AAFP PRESCRIBED
This Enduring Material activity, Let's Talk About Sex and Infections: A Standardized Patient Demonstration to Maximize STI Screening, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 0.50 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins November 23, 2020. Term of approval is for one year from this date.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
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- 0.50 AAFP Prescribed