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Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

- Topics
- Introduction
- Objectives
- Approaches
- Laboratory
- Clinical
- Syndromic
- Syndromic
- Strengths
- Weaknesses
- Accuracy
- Genital Ulcer
> Algorithm
- Urethral
- Algorithm
- Vaginal
- Vaginitis
- Cervicitis
- Algorithms
- Algorithms
- Algorithms
- Abdominal
- Algorithm
- Algorithm
- Other Issues
- Treatment
- Screening
- The Four Cs
- Resources
- HIV Testing
- Vaccination
- Preliminary
- Summary


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Section 3 - STD Management

Genital Ulcer: Algorithm

Genital Ulcer: Algorithm diagram

Slide 60

The first step in using the syndromic approach is to ask the client to describe any symptoms. Then the provider selects the appropriate algorithm. When a patient complains of a genital sore or ulcer, the provider should use the genital ulcer algorithm.

This slide shows one possible algorithm to use with this syndrome. The provider first examines the client and determines whether an ulcer is present. If there is an ulcer, the provider treats for syphilis and chancroid. If the ulcer does not go away, the client should return for further care.

Some algorithms for this syndrome include steps regarding herpes. Vesicular lesions indicate the presence of herpes. If these lesions are present, the provider should treat them. While herpes is a viral infection and cannot be cured, treatment can sometimes relieve symptoms. Treatment is particularly important for pregnant women to prevent transmission of the infection to the newborn during delivery.



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