Family Planning Counseling and Service Provision, STI Evaluation andTreatment , and HIV Counseling and/or Testing Module 3 - Session 2 STI and HIV Service Provision. A Note about Slides for Training in STIs and HIV.
Family Planning Counseling and Service Provision,STI Evaluation andTreatment, and HIV Counseling and/or TestingModule 3 - Session 2STI and HIV Service Provision
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Review Table 3.2-1 of presenting symptoms for STIs, Module 3, Session 2.
The complications of PID can be very serious. They include:
Chronic Pelvic Pain:
Genital herpes (herpes simplex virus, type 2) is transmitted through direct contact with the painful ulcers the infection causes:
There are several possible approaches STI diagnosis. Follow local protocol or guidelines and use what is available and appropriate in your setting.
Etiologic Diagnosis: the most traditional and accurate; based on the results of microscope or lab tests such as cultures. Though reliable, disadvantages include that it:
The least reliable of the three approaches. Providers rely on their own clinical experience to make a diagnosis. This approach can be problematic because:
Syndromic Diagnosis: In low-resource settings, syndromic management may be the best approach:
HIV prevention counseling should:
HIV counseling is usually, but not always, conducted in the context of HIV testing.
Imposing guilt or voicing disapproval rarely helps people deal responsibly with HIV or any STI.