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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

Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Three approaches:
    • laboratory-based
    • clinical without laboratory support
    • syndromic management

  • Approaches work only if infected person:
    • has symptoms
    • seeks health care
    • receives proper treatment

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Syndromic management is one of three main approaches to diagnosing and treating STDs. The other two approaches are laboratory-based management and clinical management without laboratory support. We will briefly explain the laboratory and clinical approaches before discussing syndromic management.

These approaches are designed only for persons who have symptoms. However, a lot of women who have STDs have no symptoms, or are asymptomatic. Options for STD management among asymptomatic women will be discussed later in the presentation.

For these approaches to be useful, a person not only must have symptoms, but also must seek health care and receive proper treatment.



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