Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS


Each year, there are almost 357 million new infections with 1 of 4 STIs: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis. Moreover, more than 500 million people are estimated to have genital infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV) and more than 290 million women have a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. In some cases, STIs can have serious reproductive health consequences e.g., infertility or mother-to-child transmission. Prevention and control of STIs can be achieved through education and counselling, diagnosis and treatment which affected by drug resistance, and vaccination. For HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis more efforts are needed to control infection through blood and other body fluids. Sanitation and environmental management are highly needed in case of hepatitis A and E.

Learning Outcomes

  1. List diseases of public health importance in this group
  2. List the main clinical features of each disease and state case definition where applicable
  3. Identify the disease specific agent, reservoir and susceptible human host
  4. Describe the transmission dynamics
  5. Describe the life cycle of the disease
  6. Estimate the disease burden and analyze its determinants
  1. List the recommended control methods and assess the possibility of elimination or eradication
  1. Gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis
  3. Viral hepatitis
Duration: 30 Learning Hours
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Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Successful Completion.

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