The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 27,814 cases of syphilis in 2016, a 17.6% increase since 2015. Syphilis can invade the nervous system at any stage of infection, and causes a wide range of symptoms, including headache, altered behavior, coordinating muscle movements, paralysis, sensory deficits, and dementia. Syphilis also increases the chance of acquiring HIV, and for pregnant women, syphilis can be transmitted to her unborn baby. 2016 data showed a 27.6% increase in congenital syphilis, compared to 2015 data at the national level. The City of Milwaukee recently made national news regarding an investigation conducted by public health staff in 2017. Of the 127 people identified in this social network, 76 had positive tests for syphilis and/or HIV. Please join Dr. Paul Hunter for this timely webinar as we discuss how to prevent this treatable STD in the communities we serve.
Dr. Paul Hunter joined the faculty of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health as an Assistant Professor on August 1, 2009. He teaches residents, medical students, and pre-meds. As Associate Medical Director for the City of Milwaukee Health Department, he provides medical consultation for the public health nursing staff regarding immunizations, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis. He is married to a general internist who does home visits. They have 3 children. Dr. Hunter enjoys watching birds and coordinates birding events at Lake Park in Milwaukee.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services STD Control Section
Registration for this webinar is free for organizations who receive funding and support from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services STD Control Section.
Registration for this webinar is $25 for all other registrants.
This webinar is intended for local health department staff, STD clinicians, health educators, public health professionals, family planning staff, disease intervention specialists, lab staff, and STD program staff.
A total of 1.25 nursing contact hours will be available for this event.
Health Care Education and Training, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-410, 12/1/2018)