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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The purpose of this presentation is to familiarize providers of family planning and maternal and child health (FP/MCH) with basic STD concepts. The presentation is divided into three sections. The first section contains general introductory information about the STD global epidemic. The second section contains information about STD prevention. The last section covers STD management issues.

Section I: STDs: An Overview

Section I introduces the subject of STDs. It describes the scope of the STD problem globally and reviews the consequences of STDs. It discusses public health strategies and program level activities for preventing and managing STDs.

Section II: STD Prevention

Section II discusses STD prevention activities that all FP/MCH services can provide.

Section III: STD Management

Section III describes approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of STDs, focusing on the syndromic management approach.

This learning module is expected to take 90 to 120 minutes to complete. You may want to divide the material into two or more sessions to allow time for review and breaks.

Learner Note: Throughout the narrative there are Learner Notes, similar to this one, that offer references and further study suggestions. Use them to enhance your learning experience.



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