Sexually transmitted diseases

Last updated: Saturday, 14, August, 2010
Key InformationAppropriate Tests

More than one infection can be transmitted at the same time.

A patient with vaginitis or urethritis should be tested for gonorrhoea, Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, syphilis and HIV infection.

Testing for hepatitis B and hepatitis C should be included if the patient is at increased risk of acquiring these infections.

Tests for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C should be repeated at appropriate intervals, in view of their long incubation periods

Chlamydia trachomatis infection 

See Chlamydia trachomatis infection.

Herpes simplex infection 

See Herpes simplex infection.

Trichomonas vaginalis infection 

See Trichomonas vaginalis infection.

Human papillomavirus infection 

See Human papillomavirus infection.


See Gonorrhoea.


See Syphilis.

HIV infection 

See HIV infection.

Hepatitis B virus infection 

See Hepatitis B virus infection.

Hepatitis C virus infection 

See Hepatitis C virus infection.

Granuloma inguinale 

See Granuloma inguinale.

Lymphogranuloma venereum 

See Lymphogranuloma venereum.


See Chancroid.