With the observation that most cases of transmission in the 2022 MPV outbreak are occurring through intimate sexual contact, and that MPV and STI coinfection is frequent, the CDC has charged the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) and its regional centers with educating health care providers about the clinical manifestations, management and prevention of MPV.
The NNPTC and American College Health Association (ACHA) are partnering to provide information to health care providers serving college and university students. The NNPTC faculty will share their view from the ground to help college health professionals navigate the current state of the MPV outbreak. The 90-minute webinar will include perspectives from a range of NNPTC faculty working across the US on the frontlines of the 2022 MPV outbreak and will include time for Q&A.
The objectives of this learning experience are to:
· Describe the epidemiology and the U.S. response to the 2022 MPV outbreak.
· Identify the clinical manifestations of MPV and the use of diagnostic tools.
· Describe best practices for avoiding stigma in communicating with at-risk populations.
· Describe available MPV treatments, including the role of vaccination.
About NNPTC: The National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assist clinicians in the United States with the skills, knowledge and experience that they need to address and prevent sexually transmitted infections (STI) in their patients. The NNPTC is made up of 8 regional centers with experts who provide evidence-based best practices in STI screening, diagnosis and management. A part of its portfolio, the NNPTC provides web-based and in person trainings, technical assistance, and clinical consultation to clinicians in need of guidance on STI-related healthcare.