Sexually transmitted infections and PRO-LIVES: based on a clinical report*


Physicians are also responsible for the increase in sexually transmitted infections. We report a case of patient inadequately monitored, that shows the importance of physicians to take basic measures with any individual at risk of acquiring such infections. We propose the following mnemonic acrostic: PRO-LIVES (Protection: usual and proper codom use, Responsibility, Other orientations, Laboratory tests -HIV infection, syphilis and B and C hepatitis-, Immunization: B hepatitis vaccination, Various: at least two patients, Ensure: case history and physical examination, Single dose treatment: whenever possible). Clinicians should take these measures when treating any patient who has been exposed to risk or with a diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections.

DOI: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20175433

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@inproceedings{Velho2017SexuallyTI, title={Sexually transmitted infections and PRO-LIVES: based on a clinical report*}, author={Paulo Eduardo Neves Ferreira Velho}, booktitle={Anais brasileiros de dermatologia}, year={2017} }