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Sexually Transmitted Infections One-Page Primer

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Posted: December 11, 2014    Format: PDF
Sexually Transmitted Infections One-Page Primer

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Category(s): Clinical (by system), Clinical (by topic), Emergency and Acute Medicine, Gynaecology, Infectious Disease, Urology
Topic(s): One Page Primer, STI, Sexually Transmitted Infections


It is important to assess the level of risk for each patient, and educate regarding sexual health in routine care. Risk factors: sexual contact with person(s) with known STI, sexually active <25 y.o., new sexual partner or >2 partners in last year, serial monogamy, no contraception or sole use of non-barrier methods, injection drug or other substance use, sex workers, homelessness, victims of sexual abuse, previous STI.1

This one-page primer provides useful clinical information on a primary care topic. Physicians, medical trainees and other health care practitioners could use these short documents as a point-of-care tool, a reference or a study aid. Use of this information to guide clinical care must be done in the context of appropriate medical knowledge and clinical judgement.

The material is presented with a special focus on family medicine and primary care. The content is evidence-based and employs Canadian guidelines where available.

Depending on the topic, the one page PDF file will include an overview, risk factors, definitions, etiologies, diagnostic considerations, management or approach, investigations, referral guidelines, pharmacotherapy, algorithms, patient resources and the bottom line.

The topics in the DFCMOpen One Page Primer series generally address and supplement The College of Family Physicians of Canada’s “99 Priority Topics” for family medicine residents in Canada.

Creation and revision dates are clearly presented at the top of each document and references can be found online at One Pager Project References.