Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
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Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61--62

Enhanced syndromic case management of reproductive tract infection/sexually transmitted infection cases as per National AIDS Control Organization guidelines


Anup R Amin 
 Gujarat State AIDS Control Society (GSACS), Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India

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Anup R Amin
Gujarat State AIDS Control Society (GSACS), Ahmadabad, Gujarat
India




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Amin AR. Enhanced syndromic case management of reproductive tract infection/sexually transmitted infection cases as per National AIDS Control Organization guidelines.Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2010;31:61-62


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Amin AR. Enhanced syndromic case management of reproductive tract infection/sexually transmitted infection cases as per National AIDS Control Organization guidelines. Indian J Sex Transm Dis [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Jun 12 ];31:61-62
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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)/reproductive tract infections (RTIs) are caused by different microbes. It is difficult to identify each of them through laboratory, which is not only costly but also time consuming and not within the reach of many patients. There is a possibility of having more than one STI at a time. There are very few STI specialists, that too, only at bigger towns and cities. To address all these issues, syndromic approach is adopted by National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) as a primary strategy to control and prevent STIs/RTIs [Table 1],[Table 2]. The approach enables the provider to diagnose and treat the patient at first contact and thereby reduces secondary cases/infectiousness. Syndromic management is a scientific and proven approach as it ensures correct and complete treatment covering most common organisms responsible for a particular syndrome.{Table 1}{Table 2}

Syndromic management is a simple and effective approach and includes [Table 3]:{Table 3}



treatment of patients and treatment of partners,risk reduction communication,patient education and counseling,test for syphilis screening and HIV for all clinic attendees and syphilis screening test of all Antenatal clinic attendees, other necessary laboratory tests, if required,condom demonstration and provision,follow-up and documentation and reporting, andreferral to higher health center and other services, as required.