When is sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening indicated in the management of HIV infection in primary care?

Updated: Apr 09, 2019
  • Author: Jason F Okulicz, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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All women should be screened for trichomoniasis, and women aged 25 years or younger should be screened for chlamydial infection. Men and women should be screened for gonorrhea and chlamydia infection at initial presentation and then annually if at risk for infection. Retesting in 3 months is indicated in men and women found to be positive for gonorrhea and chlamydial infections and women found to be positive for trichomoniasis on initial screening owing to high reinfection rates. STIs should be screened for periodically thereafter, depending on the population, reported behaviors, the presence of other STIs the patient or his/her partner(s), and the prevalence of STIs in the community.


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