Learning Outcomes for Study Session 31

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

31.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQ 31.1)

31.2  Explain the routes of transmission and risk factors for the common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). (SAQ 31.1)

31.3  Describe the signs and symptoms of common STIs. (SAQ 31.2)

31.4  Briefly describe the importance of syndromic management of STIs. (SAQs 31.3 and 31.2)

31.5  Explain the importance of STIs in the prevention of HIV transmission. (SAQ 31.4)

31.6  Describe how you would identify and offer provider-initiated testing and counselling for people with STIs and refer them to the nearest health centre for treatment. (SAQ 31.2)

Study Session 31  Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections

31.1  Introduction to sexually transmitted infections (STIs)