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8th Annual New York State Sexual Health Conference: Directions, Perspectives, and Predictions Day 2


Published Date: 09/01/2022

Expiration Date: 06/06/2025

CE Credit: CME:1.5CNE: 1.5


A Clinician’s Guide: STIs and Oral Sex: In this presentation, Dr. Tara (Tia) Babu describes both the bacterial and viral pathogens that can be transmitted through oral sexual activity. Dr. Babu presents data on the risk for transmitting and acquiring STIs through oral sexual activity, clinical syndromes associated with STIs acquired from oral sex, oral sex STI prevention and protection, and a case presentation.

Using Telehealth to Provide Sexual Healthcare – A Clinician’s Experience: In this presentation, Dr. Christine Kerr discusses how to complete a sexual health visit remotely, and identifies when to refer for in-person visits. Dr. Kerr presents data on the use of telehealth over time before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic, advantages and disadvantages to telehealth and in-person care, and various challenges to telehealth sexual history taking, screening, treatment, vaccination, and more.


Tara Babu,MD,MSCI

Tara Babu, MD, MSCI is junior faculty at the University of Washington in the department of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and is adjunct faculty in the division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She specializes in upper respiratory viral infections and has participated in multiple SARS-CoV-2 vaccine clinical trials. She additionally has interests and training in the treatment of Transplant Infectious Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Since 2021 she has been junior faculty at the University of Washington and is an attending physician at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Prior to this, from 2015-2018 she was an Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Following residency, she pursued a clinical and research fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center. During her final year of fellowship, she obtained specialized training in Transplant Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Christine Kerr,MD, AAHIVS

Christine Kerr, MD, AAHIVS, is an infectious disease specialist and a virtual clinician with Galileo Health. She is a Chair Emerita of the Guidelines for Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus for the New York State AIDS Institute/Johns Hopkins University and the Community Co-Chair of the New York State Task Force for the Elimination of Hepatitis C Virus. .

Learning Objectives

  • Identify strategies to improve sexual healthcare.
  • Discuss testing and treatment recommendations for sexually transmitted infections in pregnancy.
  • Identify trends in STI epidemiology in New York State with a focus on syphilis.

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