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What you get by completing this session

  • 27 mins of CPD

    A 27 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like!

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Herpes can be a difficult topic to discuss with patients as it can oftentimes be an emotional experience for them. In this presentation, Sexual Health Physician and General Practitioner, Dr Tonia Mezzini, discusses the different types of herpes, analyses the commonly asked questions by patients and how to approach the topic of herpes to provide optimal care. 


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the different types of herpes
  • Know how to better approach the topic of herpes with patients
  • Understand the appropriate questions to ask when assessing a patient's sexual history
  • Realise common questions asked by patients and how to answer them
  • Realise how nurses can provide support and education to patients regarding herpes for a better quality of life

About the Expert

Dr Tonia Mezzini

Dr Tonia Mezzini is a Sexual Health Physician and General Practitioner. She was awarded a Master's Degree in HIV, STIs & Sexual Health through the University of Sydney in 2013. She is the President-Elect of the Australian Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and a committee member for the Society for Australian Sexologists (South Australia).

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Video Lecture

    • Herpes Counselling Without the Tears (27 mins of CPD)

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