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Goals

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
- PID
- Algorithm
- Algorithm
- Other Issues
- Treatment
- Screening
- The Four Cs
- Resources
- HIV Testing
- Vaccination
- Preliminary
- Summary

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Section 3 - STD Management

Vaginal Discharge: Algorithms

Local algorithms should consider:

  • client's STD risk factors
  • prevalence of chlamydia and gonorrhea

Drug availability can also be considered

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Several types of algorithms are used for this syndrome. Experts debate the accuracy of these algorithms, especially in diagnosing and treating cervicitis.

Algorithms for vaginal discharge need to be locally adjusted to the particular population being served. They should always take into consideration two important factors: the degree of the woman’s risk for acquiring an STD, and the prevalence rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia within the population being served. Program managers may also want to consider the availability of drugs and other resources.

 

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