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Simple vaginitis or STI? Screening for common STIs

Presented by Dr. Andrea Gruszecki

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Over 1,000,000 STIs are acquired daily around the world. These infections can have lasting consequences for sexual and reproductive health. Learn which populations are most at risk for common STIs, how to test for them, and review the effects of these STIs on the reproductive tract and on overall health. Disruption of the vaginal terrain and microbiome are risk factors for STI transmission. Learn about current recommendations for prevention and treatment, including an overview of current pharmacological treatment protocols, potential herbal interventions, and restoration of the vaginal terrain.

In this presentation, we will cover:

  • Prevalence and risk factors for common STIs
  • Available testing for STI screening
  • Action steps for positive results and standard of care
  • Conventional pharmaceutical treatment -Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, Trichomonas
  • Causes of vaginal microbiome disruption
  • Natural supports for chlamydia and trichomonas
  • Patient education to prevent STIs and reinfections




About the Presenter

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Dr. Andrea Gruszecki received her Doctorate in Naturopathy from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SWCNM). As a practicing ND, she worked with a variety of patients and has pursued additional studies to ensure the skills necessary to treat the "whole person" using nutrition, physical therapies, education, and mind-body therapies. Her experiences in private practice evolved into an inclusive model of medicine for use by conventional and CAM providers, designed to allow cross-specialty communication among health care providers. She has presented continuing medical education on a variety of subjects, including the gut microbiome, methylation, neurotransmitters, and toxic exposures.

Dr. Gruszecki serves as a clinical consultant for US BioTek Laboratories, writing, researching, and presenting interpretations and information on a variety of health-related subjects. She draws upon years of experience and the latest research during her consultations and is often able to provide novel insights for clinicians.

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