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CPD module: Sexually transmitted infections

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Welcome

Sexually transmitted infections are on the increase and treatment is hampered by antimicrobial resistance. This module reviews the current situation.

After completing it, you should be more aware of: 

  • The eight principal STIs and their causes
  • Transmission routes for STIs (sexual and non-sexual)
  • Common symptoms and adverse effects of STIs
  • Serious long-term implications of STIs
  • STI prevalence in the UK
  • The extent to which STIs can be asymptomatic
  • Chlamydia screening and drug management
  • Concerns about antimicrobial resistance (AMR), especially in relation to gonorrhoea
  • Human papilloma virus (HPV) and its health implications
  • Antibiotic treatment recommendations for syphilis, trichomoniasis and PID. 


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