- Three approaches:
- clinical without laboratory support
- syndromic management
- Approaches work only if infected person:
- has symptoms
- seeks health care
- receives proper treatment
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