Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LUHS), Hospital of LUHS Kauno Klinikos, Kaunas, Lithuania
The diagnosis of bacterial STI‘s is still suboptimal in Lithuania. And this is one of the reasons that the incidence of reportable bacterial STIs decreased in the past decade. In 2010-2019, the reported cases of syphilis ranged 10.3 to 4.1, chlamydial infection 11.0 to 8.8, gonococcal infection 9.4 to 2.0 per 100,000 inhabitants.
In Lithuania various clinicians (general practitioners, urologists, gynaecologists, dermatovenereologists, etc.) diagnose and treat STIs. Therefore it’s important to make updated STI’s management guidelines available for all health care specialists to designate adequate laboratory diagnosis and timely initiate appropriate treatment. Updated IUSTI guidelines are also used for undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
IUSTI guidelines on bacterial STI’s (syphilis, gonorrhoeae, chlamydia infection, Mycoplasma genitalium infection) management are being adapted constantly on the national level. The distribution of updated translated material among clinicians is going through the publications at the journal Lithuanian General Practitioner. The content of the Lithuanian STI management recommendations is similar to the European IUSTI management guidelines, without any major discrepancies concerning diagnostics and treatment schemes.
34 IUSTI Congress - European Congres on Sexually transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS
TAMING THE TIDE of STIs & HIV
Bucharest, September 3-5,