STD 101: What You Need to Know

Type: eLearning
Date: June 2017

Expiration Date: This activity was originally released in June 2017 and is available for community health worker continuing education credit until June 2021. Reviewed/updated May 2019.

What is an Independent Study?

An independent study is a self-paced course that you take on your own time. Once you register for the course, you will receive an email with the course link. Keep the confirmation email so that you can access the course whenever you want.

About this Independent Study

Sexually transmitted diseases are very common in the United States, yet many staff new to healthcare, especially community health workers, do not have a good understanding about the different causes and treatments. This interactive, easy to understand course offers an overview on the most common STDs: chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, syphilis, herpes, HPV, and HIV.

By the end of this online training, participants will:

  • Know more about common STDs
  • Find out what happens when STDs are not treated and/or cured
  • Learn what to do if someone thinks they may have a STD
  • Learn how to help the community lower its risk for STDs

Bonus! Once you take the STD 101 Course, you can access a companion course, HIV Stigma, Myths and Prevention. This shorter course offers a breakdown of the reasons why HIV is different from other STDs, and reviews prevention information specific to HIV.

Who Should Attend

This one hour online, self-paced course is designed for community health workers and community outreach/education staff. Other staff who need a primer in sexually transmitted diseases will also benefit.

Continuing Education (CE)

Texas community health workers (CHWs) can apply for 1.0 hours of continuing CHW education. The optional companion course offers an additional 1.0 hour of CHW credit.

Cardea Services is an approved provider of continuing education credits by: The Texas Department of State Health Services.