Protocolos de diagnóstico y tratamiento de lesiones primarias de las Infecciones de Transmisión Sexual (ITS), Colombia, 2022

Translated title of the contribution: Diagnostic and treatment protocols for sexually transmitted infections, Colombia, 2022

Santiago Estrada, Kevin Escandón, Ángela Gaviria, Laura V. Mejía, Jorge I. Marín, Daniel Montoya, Margarita M. Ochoa-Díaz, Juan David Plata, Gloria Inés Sánchez, Juan Pablo Zapata

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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a global health problem. The STI Committee of the Colombian Infectious Diseases Association (ACIN) developed this document aimed primarily at medical professionals at different levels of healthcare throughout Colombia, with the objective of providing clear and concrete recommendations for a timely diagnosis and treatment of patients with STIs and their contacts. These protocols were designed based on the available scientific evidence and existing guidelines prepared by national and international scientific societies and government groups. The most common STIs were classified into the following sections: urethritis, genital ulcer, vaginal discharge with infectious etiology, proctitis, cervicitis, hepatitis B, and high-risk human papillomavirus. For each protocol, we present the definition, etiology, conditions for collecting clinical samples, diagnostic tests by etiological agent and level of care, and treatment by etiological agent.

Translated title of the contributionDiagnostic and treatment protocols for sexually transmitted infections, Colombia, 2022
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)250-261
Number of pages12
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2022

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  • HPV
  • cervicitis
  • diagnosis
  • genital ulcer
  • hepatitis B
  • proctitis
  • sexually transmitted infection
  • treatment
  • urethritis
  • vaginal discharge


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