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Genital Herpes: Common Questions About Diagnosis and Transmission *Credit Expired

Online CME Activity

This activity is no longer available for CME credit.

You may click the register now button to view the content, but will not be given an opportunity to claim credit.


There is no charge for this activity. 

Accreditation & Credit Designation Statements 

Omnia Education, Inc.SM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Omnia Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Omnia Education estimates that participants will take 0.75 hour to review the materials and participate in this activity. 

Non-physicians may receive a certificate of participation for completing this activity. 

Course Description 

The Omnia CME Journal is a free-standing educational supplement that focuses on key issues of interest to stakeholders in women’s health.  Topics are identified through multiple sources, including Omnia Education’s formal needs assessment process, quality improvement data, evaluation of peer-reviewed literature, an expert-needs survey, and medical advisory board input. Each article takes a practical approach to prevention, diagnosis and management strategies in order to improve patient care.

The article Genital Herpes: Common Questions about Diagnosis and Transmission offers a question-and-answer format directed to the prevention and reduction of transmission of HSV through counseling patients on natural history and viral shedding.

Target Audience 

This course is designed to meet the Continuing Medical Education needs of the practicing Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Family Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Clinical Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant. 

Course Objectives 

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current approaches to testing for herpes virus (HSV) infection to improve the diagnosis of genital herpes (GH) and to reduce the risk of transmission
  • Encourage the counseling of HSV-infected patients and their partners by providing a better understanding of the natural history of GH and viral shedding to reduce the risk of transmission of HSV  

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest 

To provide the highest quality of CME programming in compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Omnia Education requires that all faculty and planning committee members disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that produces healthcare goods or services. Omnia Education assesses conflict of interest with its faculty, planners, authors and reviewers of CME activities. Identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly reviewed and resolved by independent reviewers for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in the activity and patient care recommendations. Omnia Education is committed to providing its learners with high quality, unbiased and state-of-the-art education. 

The following faculty have reported real or apparent conflicts of interest that have been resolved: 


Gary A. Richwald, MD, MPH
Clinical Virologist
Consultant, Viral Diseases
American Social Health Association
Los Angeles, CA

Financial Relationship Disclosure
Dr. Richwald has disclosed affiliation with GlaxoSmithKline and Merck & Co., Inc.


Patricia J. Sulak, MD
Professor, Texas A&M College of Medicine
Medical Director, Division of Research
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Scott and White Clinic/Memorial Hospital
Temple, TX

Financial Relationship Disclosure
Dr. Sulak has disclosed affiliation with Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Organon:Schering-Plough, Warner Chilcott, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Bayer and Merck & Co., Inc.


Priya Karkhanis 
Medical Editor  

Financial Relationship Disclosure 
No relationship reported


Theresa Logan

Director of Content and Curricula
Omnia Education

Financial Relationship Disclosure
No relationship reported

Aimee Cancelliere
Director of CME Operations
Omnia Education

Financial Relationship Disclosure
No relationship reported 

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support 

This activity was originally developed as a print enduring material in August 2008. This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Genzyme Biosurgery and GlaxoSmithKline. 

Release Date:            

October 17, 2008

Expiration Date:        

October 17, 2009 

Steps to successfully completing this activity 

To participate in this activity and receive credit, please follow the steps listed below. Should you have any problems or questions, please call us at 800-889-4944. 

Step 1: Register for the activity by clicking the “Register Now!” button. Omnia Education requires that you register prior to viewing online content.
Step 2: Enter the information requested then click the “Register” button on the bottom of the screen. 

Step 3: You will be presented with a confirmation page, which will include a link to follow in order to immediately participate in the activity. You will also be sent an email to the address with which you registered should you choose to participate in the activity at a later time. 

Step 4: Click on the link on the confirmation page or in the confirmation email. This will take you to the activity page where you will read an educational article. 

Step 5: Upon completing your review of the material, you will then be presented with a Post-Activity Evaluation. You will also be asked to claim your credits and provide us with instructions for sending you your certificate of participation. 

***If you do not claim your credit(s), Omnia Education is unable to award you credit for participation in this activity.*** 

Step 6: Three months after the completion of this CME activity, we will send you an email requesting your participation in an online survey. This short survey will help us evaluate how physicians have changed their clinical practice as a result of participating in this activity. 

Hardware/Software Requirements

Omnia Education presents this activity using basic internet formatting. We recommend the following hardware and software for best viewing: 

  • Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Vista, or Macintosh OS X
  • Display resolution of 800 x 600 pixels or greater
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0

Other system configurations may work perfectly well, subject to your personal preferences. 

Disclosure Policy 

To provide the highest quality of CME programming in compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Omnia Education requires that all faculty and planning committee members disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that produces health care goods or services. We have obtained a completed disclosure form for all faculty, reviewers, editors and planners in order to inform the participants of any and all pertinent attested relationships. 

The material has been peer-reviewed to ensure the scientific accuracy and medical relevance of the information represented and to ensure its independence from commercial bias. 


Opinions offered by the faculty are their viewpoints. This presentation is not offered as defining a standard of care, nor is it intended to define an exclusive course of patient management. Standards of medical care are determined on the facts and circumstances of individual patient profiles and this information is subject to change as scientific knowledge and advances in technology evolve. 

The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic decision making skills in applying or adopting any of the information provided here or by others for professional use. Links to other sites have been provided as non-exclusive additional sources of information on the subjects presented herein. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Omnia Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site. 

Reproduction Prohibited 

Reproduction of this material is not permitted. 

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