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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
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Section 3 - STD Management

Summary: STD Management

  • Syndromic approach
    • can be useful when laboratory tests are not available
    • has major limitations with cervicitis

  • Algorithms should be designed based on local STD prevalence rates and resources

  • STD management should emphasize the four Cs

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The syndromic approach to STD management can be useful among symptomatic clients where laboratory tests are not available. The syndromic approach is especially useful for two common syndromes, genital ulcer and urethral discharge.

Local STD prevalence rates and local resources, especially drug availability, should be taken into consideration when designing algorithms for the syndromic approach. In addition to diagnosis and treatment, STD management should emphasize the four C’s.

 

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