Sexually transmitted infection guidelines
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 Adelaide Sexual Health Centre.
The following list provide links to a range of topics to aid clinical assessment and management 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
Diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections
- Bacterial vaginosis
- Balanitis and balanoposthitis
- Chlamydia trachomatis (genital)
- Genital herpes simplex virus (HSV)
- Genital warts
- Hepatitis B
- HIV including Post Exposure Prophylaxis and Seroconversion Illness
- Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)
- Molluscum contagiosum
- Mycoplasma genitalium
- Pediculosis pubis (crabs)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Trichomonas vaginalis
- Urethritis (non-specific) and urethral irritation
- Vulvovaginal candidiasis
Australian STI Management Guidelines for use in primary care
local guidelines based on local antibiotic sensitivities override Australian STI Management Guidelines for use in primary care where they may differ, and that local recommendations and expertise can be obtained through phoning Adelaide Sexual Health Centre.
Specialist clinical advice
Adelaide Sexual Health Centre offers clinicians specialist advice on STIs, including HIV post-exposure prophylaxis. For clinical advice outside office hours, contact the on-call Infectious Disease service at:
- Royal Adelaide Hospital - (08) 8222 4000
- Flinders Medical Centre - (08) 8204 5511
- Lyell McEwin Hospital - (08) 8182 9000
- The Queen Elizabeth Hospital - (08) 8222 6000
- Women’s and Children’s Hospital - (08) 8161 7000
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 Adelaide Sexual Health Centre staff and some flexibility is required in applying them to certain private practice situations.