A partial list of the infections we diagnose and treat include:
- Bacterial vaginosis - acute and recurrent
- Genital herpes
- Vulvovaginal candidiasis - acute and recurrent
- Genital warts
- Trichomonas vaginitis - acute and recurrent
- HPV Infection
- Inflammatory vaginitis
- Mucopurulent endocervicitis (cervicitis)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
We are fortunate to have Dr. David Soper, one of the most recognized experts in obstetrical and gynecological infectious diseases in the United States as well as internationally, here at MUSC Women’s Health. Dr. Soper’s research involves infections in women. He is one of a handful of physicians in this country with postgraduate training in both obstetrics and gynecology and infectious diseases. He is a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control for updating the Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines. Dr. Soper has authored over 100 scientific publications related to infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology. His textbook is well respected in this country and now is available in Spanish.
We are also pleased to welcome our first Reproductive Infectious Disease Fellow, Dr. Gweneth Lazenby. Dr. Lazenby recently completed her residency at the University of Hawaii. Her special interests include: the resurgence of syphilis, antenatal care for HIV positive women, sexual dysfunction, and primary prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, including HPV. Dr. Lazenby has a clinic for STI screening for female patients and their partners. This clinic has screening for common sexually transmitted diseases: gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, genital warts, herpes, syphilis, hepatitis, and HIV.
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