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Recent Articles (July 2019 - Special Edition)

Registration Now Open : 2nd Annual Accredited CME for Family Physicians, Ottawa Public Health

  • Oct. 3rd, 2019, 5-9 p.m. Cost is only $45. Buffet supper is included.
  • One-credit-per hour group learning program certified by University of Ottawa’s Office of continuing Professional Development for  up to 3 Mainpro+ credits.
  • Topics: Lyme Disease, Latent TB Infection, Prescribing HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).
  • Register and view full program here.

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Increased Rates of Infectious Syphilis in Men and Women : Clinical Management Resources

  • The rates of new diagnoses of infectious syphilis have increased, primarily among men who have sex with men but also among women who report exclusively male sex partners and during asymptomatic maternal screening.
  • It is recommended to test for syphilis in anyone who is sexually active and presents with a rash and/or genital ulceration and to perform prenatal screening according to the antenatal record.
  • Patients diagnosed with syphilis who are HIV-negative should be considered for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) according to guidelines.
  • For more details on the clinical management of syphilis, please review the recently published article Syphilis in the British Medical Journal. (This article is open access and does not require payment to view.)

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