Our STD Case Series
This web-based case series is designed for practicing clinicians who diagnose, treat, and manage patients with, or at risk for, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The series includes case presentations of common STD-related syndromes with a guided, interactive process to evaluate each case, arrive at a diagnosis, and provide recommended treatment. In addition, each case is designed to improve skills in assessing patient risk, communicating risk reduction techniques, and managing partners. Each case should take about one hour to complete. Continuing education is available free of charge.
The Online STD Case Series is being brought to you by the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC)
and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
. The NNPTC is a CDC-funded group of regional centers created in partnership with health departments and universities. The Prevention Training Centers (PTCs) are dedicated to increasing the knowledge and skills of health professionals in the areas of sexual and reproductive health. The NNPTC provides health professionals with a spectrum of state-of-the-art educational opportunities, including experiential learning with an emphasis on prevention. For more information on the NNPTC or to locate the STD/HIV Prevention Training Center in your region, please visit www.nnptc.org
After you complete registration, select a case to begin. As you advance through the case, you will be given information about the patient and asked questions relating to the patient's care. After submitting your response, you will be able to review the answer as well as additional information relating to the topic.
Once you finish the case, you will have the opportunity to take a final exam. To receive continuing education
, you must take the exam and complete a short evaluation. Please see the Continuing Education Page
for more information.
You may complete each case at your own pace. You can stop working in the middle of a case and log on later to continue where you left off. After completing one case, you can log on at any time to complete additional cases.
Learning Objectives and Development Teams
Case 1: Johanne, a 21-year-old college senior complaining of lower quadrant pain and spotting.
CE Origination Date: 07/01/2006
CE Renewal Date: 07/01/2011
Updated CE Expiration Date: 07/01/2013 Case 2: Mark, a 27-year-old man complaining of a genital ulcer.
Origin Date: 07/01/2006
CE Renewal Date: 07/01/2011
Updated CE Expiration Date: 07/01/2013 Case 3: Jane, a 15-year-old recently incarcerated young woman complaining of vaginal discharge.
CE Origination Date: 02/22/2013
CE Expiration Date: 02/22/2015 Case 4: Melissa, a 20-year-old college student presenting for evaluation of some painless "growths" on her genitals.
CE Origination Date: 02/21/2013
CE Expiration Date: 02/21/2015 Case 5: Brian, a 30-year-old man presenting with a 2-3 day history of urethral discharge and moderate-severe dysuria.
CE Origination Date: 02/27/2013
CE Expiration Date: 02/27/2015 Case 6: Sam, a 31-year-old man complaining of a painful blister on his penis.
CE Origination Date: 03/01/2013
CE Expiration Date: 03/01/2015 Case 7: Neil, an HIV-positive man, presents with a new-onset rash.
Origin Date: 03/20/2009
CE Renewal Date: 03/20/2012
Updated CE Expiration Date: 03/20/2014 Case 8: Alyssa, a 17-year-old female presents for sports physical.
Origin Date: 02/18/2009
CE Renewal Date: 02/18/2012
Updated CE Expiration Date: 02/18/2014