Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day (February 12)

Posted February 12, 2022

Sexual history taking

This Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day, we’d like to raise awareness about the importance of gender-affirming, trauma-informed, and patient-centered sexual history taking. Sexual history taking is an essential part of HIV prevention and care, yet patients often struggle with being comfortable talking about sexual practices and partners. Provider bias may lead to important health issues being missed that greatly affect the patient’s health and wellbeing. Learn more with Dr. Danny Toub’s Sexual History Taking presentation below.

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HIV Learning Network – Sexual History Taking

This presentation was given on September 9 @ Noon (Pacific): Sexual History Taking, by Danny Toub, MD, AAHIVS, HIV Clinician, Santa Rosa Community Health, and Family Medicine Residency Faculty, Sutter Santa Rosa.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the importance of taking a comprehensive sexual history
  2. Outline the components taking a comprehensive sexual history
  3. Demonstrate the use of affirming and inclusive sexual history questions

More Learning Opportunities:

Sexual history taking is more important now than ever as we see dramatic statewide increases in infectious diseases such as congenital syphilis. Review past STI Clinical Updates from our capacity-building partners, the California Prevention Training Center:

A key component of prescribing PrEP, detecting and treating syphilis, and other infectious disease care is taking a comprehensive, affirming, and inclusive sexual history. Review more best practices for patient-affirming care from Pacific AETC:

Syphilus test tubeSyphilis Review (1.5 CEs)

This course will review the diagnostic testing and symptoms of syphilis at various stages. Participants will also learn how to manage syphilis at these various stages and address potential complications.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Diagnose syphilis at various stages.
  2. Recognize the symptoms of syphilis infection at various stages.
  3. Manage syphilis and its complications.

PrEP PillPre-Exposure Prophylaxis: A Primer for Primary Care (1.5 CEs)

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Review PrEP medications and efficacy.
  2. Discuss PrEP indications/contraindications, initiation and monitoring guidelines.
  3. Tactics to incorporate PrEP into your current practice & streamlining the process of PrEP management.

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