Tertiary care experience of sexually transmitted diseases at King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa

@inproceedings{Gosnell2014TertiaryCE,
  title={Tertiary care experience of sexually transmitted diseases at King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa},
  author={Bernadett I. Gosnell and Mohamed Moosa and Thandekile Manzini},
  year={2014}
}
Background: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), particularly genital ulcer diseases (GUD) are a neglected field in health care, partly due to the stigma associated with the diseases. Coinfection with HIV alters the clinical presentation, natural history and response to treatment. Moreover, STIs contribute significantly to increased risk of HIV transmission. Management of STIs at primary health care level is syndromic, driven by algorithms. In the absence of interest and expertise at… CONTINUE READING