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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

Syndromic Approach: Strengths

  • Clinical protocols are standardized

  • Specialized equipment unnecessary

  • Mid-level providers can use

  • Diagnosis and treatment can be provided in a single visit

  • In many cases, referral is not needed

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The syndromic approach has several strengths.

  • Clinical protocols are standardized based on international models and locally adapted algorithms.

  • Specialized equipment is unnecessary.

  • Mid-level providers, including nurses, can offer STD case management for patients as part of everyday work at a health facility.

  • Diagnosis can be made and treatment provided in a single visit, and

  • In many cases, referral to more specialized clinics is not needed.
 

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