The STI National Strategic Plan

Presenter: Rob Phoenix, APRN, FNP-C, HIV-PCP

Online CME Credit

Fee: Free

Provides 0.75 hours of CE/CME credit (Presented: May 21, 2022; Reviewed November 22, 2022; Expires November 22, 2024)


This training program focuses on the DHHS’s Sexually Transmitted Infections National Strategic Plan 2021-2025. The STI National Strategic Plan is a groundbreaking, first-ever, five-year plan that aims to reverse the recent dramatic rise in STIs in the United States. The STI epidemic affects the health of people and communities and is costly to the healthcare system. When left untreated, STIs can lead to long-term health problems such as chronic pelvic pain, infertility, and poor birth outcomes, including death of newborns. STIs can also increase the risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV. Additionally, human papillomavirus (HPV) infection causes about 35,000 cases of cancer each year, even though there is a safe and highly effective vaccine that prevents the cancer-causing strains of HPV. STIs affect the quality of life for millions of Americans and cost the healthcare system billions of dollars annually. The National STI Strategic Plan outlines a master plan, along with specific goals and objectives, for addressing the STI epidemic.

Learning Objectives

Following participation in this course, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss individuals at risk for sexually transmitted infections​ (STI)
  • Discuss options for STI prevention for persons at risk ​
  • Identify priority populations for STI prevention services​
  • Provide patient education around STI prevention services ​
  • List current treatment options for STI

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Rob Phoenix, APRN, FNP-C, HIV-PCP, Nurse Practitioner, Huntridge Family Clinic, Faculty, Pacific AETC-Nevada 

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