Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic

Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic

Second and third year fellows spend 13 half days in the Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic at the Thomas Jefferson District Health Department. Here they are directly involved with all aspects of the management of STD, including differential diagnosis, antimicrobial therapy and public health issues.  Special emphasis is placed upon the development of skills appropriate for the evaluation of these patients, including gynecologic examination and specimen processing, Gram stains, microscopic evaluation, and provision of topical dermatologic therapies for infections like HPV and molluscum contagiosum.  Fellows are expected to become expert in the management of these infections with consideration for cost containment and local antimicrobial resistance patterns. 

Supervision is provided in the clinic by Drs. Cirle Warren and Joshua Eby, Assistant  Professors of Medicine at the University of Virginia.  Dr. Warren had her research training at UVA and studied the role of lactoferrin as a marker of inflammatory genital infections.  She is also an author of a chapter in Sexually Transmitted Diseases by Holmes' et al.  Dr. Joshua Eby received his infectious diseases training at the UVA and his research focus is on Bordetella pertussis and bacterial toxins.