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New STD Guidelines Emphasize Special Situations

KEY POINT

In revising 1998 guidelines on treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), a CDC expert panel provided new recommendations for a number of clinical situations. The 2002 advice warns of the emergence of quinoloneresistant gonorrhea; provides new alternative regimens for treatment of scabies, bacterial vaginosis, and early syphilis; offers new guidance on treatment of recurrent genital herpes among patients with HIV infection; and revises the approach to management of victims of sexual assault.

SOURCES

Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines—2002. MMWR. 2002;51(RR-6).