Unit 4: A Comprehensive Approach to the Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections
Clinicians are trained to:
• Screen every HIV patient for STIs and risky sexual behaviors, and test every patient with an STI for HIV.
• Integrate education and prevention into every STI or HIV patient visit.
• Develop partner notification and treatment plans with STI patients using the full clinical team including nurse, doctor, community health worker, and social worker.
• Recognize STI syndromes including vaginal discharge and lower abdominal pain in women, urethral discharge and scrotal pain and swelling in men, genital lesions in men and women, and conjunctivitis in newborns.
• Use the eight clinical algorithms on STI syndromes to diagnose, treat, and educate the patient.
• Explain how to adapt diagnosis and treatment plans for pregnant patients and newborns infected with STIs.
This unit contains approximately 15 hours of training sessions.