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CDC Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines with Dr. Kimberly Workowski
Posted by Clement Lee, MD, MSc
In this episode of Curbside Consults, we examine the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on the treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We are joined by Dr. Kimberly Workowski, a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory, and one of the guideline authors.
00:05 – Intro 00:35 – Cases of STIs increased during COVID 03:18 – CDC guideline process 08:15 – Gonorrhea epidemiology and resistance 09:29 – New gonorrhea treatment recommendation 11:52 – New chlamydia treatment recommendation 13:39 – New trichomonas treatment recommendation 14:57 – Mycoplasma genitalium presentation 18:20 – Mycoplasma genitalium treatment algorithm 19:27 – New pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) treatment recommendation 21:17 – STI prophylaxis after sexual assault 22:46 – Concluding remarks on congenital syphilis
The Curbside Consults series complements the foundational information in Rotation Prep by taking a deep dive into key clinical topics with expert clinicians and educators. These podcasts explore and critique the evidence behind clinical practice and break down statistical concepts for the busy clinical trainee.
Kimberly Workowski, MD, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory.
Clement Lee, MD, MSc, is a 2021–2022 NEJM Editorial Fellow. He is currently an internal medicine hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a pediatric hospitalist at Lowell General Hospital. He completed his internal medicine-pediatrics residency at Penn-CHOP.