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Chlamydia and gonorrhea are the two most frequently reported sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Ontario. Additionally, gonorrhea has exhibited an evolving treatment resistance over time, making control measures challenging. The overall goal of the session is to enhance practice by increasing awareness of The Testing and Treatment Guidelines for Gonorrhea in Ontario, 2013 and effective STI prevention and control measures. Attendees will be provided with a detailed analysis of the epidemiology of chlamydia with a focus on lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) and gonorrhea in Ontario. In addition, recommended screening, laboratory diagnostic tests, and recommended treatments will be reviewed.
Presenters: Michael Whelan and Jennifer Pritchard
Michael Whelan is an epidemiologist lead with Public Health Ontario working in infectious disease surveillance and reporting with the Communicable Diseases Unit. He currently works on the surveillance of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), bloodborne infections, tuberculosis and influenza.
Jennifer Pritchard is a nurse consultant with Public Health Ontario working with the Communicable Diseases Unit. Her current portfolio includes sexually transmitted infections, bloodborne infections and tuberculosis.
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