Clinical assessment guidelines for sexually transmitted infections
STD Services, Royal Adelaide Hospital produces guidelines for the diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Specialist Sexual Health Physicians are available for advice by contacting Clinic 275.
The following list provide links to a range of topics to aid clinical assessment of specific sexually transmitted infections.
- Clinical history, examination, specimen collection and tests for STIs
- Techniques for specimen collection when testing for STIs
- Understanding sexual practices, risk Levels and prevention
- HIV testing and pre-test discussion
These guidelines are based on review of current literature, current recommendations of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV and local expert opinion.
They are written primarily for use by Clinic 275 staff and some flexibility is required in applying them to certain private practice situations.