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oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Sydromic management of sexually transmitted infections : clinical

Volume 73, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2221-5875

 

Abstract

STIs are highly prevalent in South Africa. <BR>STIs may cause morbidity and mortality through their impact on reproductive and child health. <BR>STIs, particularly those that cause genital ulcers, facilitate the transmission of HIV. <BR>STIs have been inadequately managed in both the public and private health sector of South Africa. <BR>The WHO recommends that STIs be managed using the syndromic approach including education, counselling and partner notification. <BR>An STI syndrome is identified by a combination of symptoms and signs a patient complains of and it is treated with combination therapy for all the common causes of the syndrome. <BR>There are both advantages and disadvantages to managing STIs syndromically but within the South African context, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

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2006-01-01
2016-12-09

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