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Guidelines for the Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections. February 2004
(2004; 88 pages)
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View the documentPREFACE
Open this folder and view contents1. INTRODUCTION
Open this folder and view contents2. TREATMENT OF STI-ASSOCIATED SYNDROMES
Open this folder and view contents3. TREATMENT OF SPECIFIC INFECTIONS
Open this folder and view contents4. KEY CONSIDERATIONS UNDERLYING TREATMENTS
Open this folder and view contents5. PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN STI CASE MANAGEMENT
Open this folder and view contents6. CHILDREN6, ADOLESCENTS AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS
View the documentANNEX. LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
 

PREFACE

Sexually transmitted infections (STI) are among the most common causes of illness in the world and have far-reaching health, social and economic consequences for many countries.

The emergence and spread of HIV infection and AIDS have had a major impact on the management and control of STI. At the same time, resistance of several sexually transmitted pathogens to antimicrobial agents has increased, adding to therapeutic problems.

In 1991, WHO published recommendations for the comprehensive management of patients with STI within the broader context of control, prevention and care programmes for STI and HIV infection. WHO convened an Advisory Group Meeting on Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment in May 1999 to review and update treatment recommendations in the light of recent developments (see annex).

This publication presents the revised recommendations, both for a syndromic approach to the management of patients with STI symptoms and for the treatment of specific STI, based on global evidence and surveillance data. It also provides information on the notification and management of sexual partners and on STI in children and adolescents.

 

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