Infectious Disease Compendium

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Diagnosis

Represents a variety of illnesses, organisms, and syndromes.

Epidemiologic Risks

Sex, I suppose, although being a widower (male) increases the risk for an STD in the first year after the wifes death, esp if they have viagra. Go figure.

The more aggressive the patient is at pubic hair grooming and shaving, the greater the risk of STI (PubMed).

Urethritis, cervicitis, vaginitis, epididymitis, PID, pharyngitis, proctitis.

Microbiology

C. trachomatis, N. gonorrhea, HSV, Treponema pallidum (aka syphilis).

Empiric Therapy

Depends on the infection of which you are concerned. Follow the CDC guidelines.

Pearls

Rants