Australian sexually transmitted infection (STI) management guidelines for use in primary care 2022 update

Jason J. Ong, Christopher Bourne, Judith A. Dean, Nathan Ryder, Vincent J. Cornelisse, Sally Murray, Penny Kenchington, Amy Moten, Courtney Gibbs, Sarah Maunsell, Tyler Davis, Jessica Michaels, Nicholas A. Medland

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The 'Australian Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Management Guidelines For Use In Primary Care' ( ) provide evidence-based, up-to-date guidance targeted at use in primary care settings. A major review of the guidelines was undertaken in 2020-22. All content was reviewed and updated by a multi-disciplinary group of clinical and non-clinical experts, and assessed for appropriateness of recommendations for key affected populations and organisational and jurisdictional suitability. The guidelines are divided into six main sections: (1) standard asymptomatic check-up; (2) sexual history; (3) contact tracing; (4) STIs and infections associated with sex; (5) STI syndromes; and (6) populations and situations. This paper highlights important aspects of the guidelines and provides the rationale for significant changes made during this major review process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalSexual Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2023

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