Testing and Diagnosis for Herpes: A Dialogue

Herpes Cure Advocacy is proud to offer a 2-part webinar series in partnership with NCSD.

STI Testing and Diagnosis for Herpes is Challenging

Testing for HSV, especially of asymptomatic infection, is complex and can be challenging for both patient and clinician alike. Join our two-part workshop for an open and safe dialogue to learn, ask questions, and discuss the nuances and best practices of testing for herpes simplex virus in clinical practice.

What about Herpes?
Part 1: Dialogue on Patient-Centered Care for HSV Diagnostic Testing and Diagnosis
May 26th, 2022, 2-3:00pm ET

Join us to learn more from an advocates’ and clinical perspective about the landscape of HSV diagnostic tools, what is currently available and where there is opportunity to develop new tools. We will hear patient experiences during herpes testing and diagnosis and discuss ways to improve outcomes during clinical care. There will also be opportunities to speak with advocates about what patient-centered care for HSV looks like and advocate-preferred language for clinical counseling during herpes screening and diagnosis.

Guests:
Terri Warren, RN, ANP

Westover Clinic

Part 2: Dialogue on Implementation of HSV Testing and Treatment Guidelines in Clinical Practice
June 2nd, 2022, 2-3:00pm ET

Join us for a safe and non-judgmental discussion on complications of testing for genital herpes in clinical practice. We will also learn about new updates to testing for herpes according to the CDC 2021 STI Treatment guidelines as well as how to implement them in practice, how to handle patients who are asymptomatic, when to order a confirmatory test, and best tips for counseling a newly-diagnosed patient. 

Guests:
Dr. Christine Johnston

University of Washington



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