Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Older Adults

Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Older Adults - #86

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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are increasing in older adults.  These infections may include chlamydia, gonococcal infections, and syphilis5. Patients may experience no symptoms or symptoms may be mistaken for a urinary tract infection.

Treatment of sexually transmitted infections in an older adult.

List appropriate recommended and alternative treatment strategies for STIs and choose an appropriate medication strategy for an individual patient.

  1. List recommended drug therapy options for sexually transmitted diseases
  2. List alternative therapy options, including those for patients with penicillin allergy
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  2. Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017, October 04). Gonorrhea. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea.htm
  3. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Syphilis Pocket Guide [Brochure]. Author. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/std/syphilis/Syphilis-Pocket-Guide-FINAL-508.pdf
  4. Workowski KA, Bolan GA; CDC. Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines, 2015. MMWR Recomm Rep 2015;64(RR-3):1-137.
  5. Harvard Health Publishing. (2018, February). Sexually transmitted disease? At my age? Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/sexually-transmitted-disease-at-my-age
  6. Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018, August 23). The State of STDs in 2017 | CDC. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats17/infographic.htm
  7. Ghanem, K. (2018). Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection in adults and adolescents. In A. Bloom (Ed.), UpToDate. Retrieved from https://www-uptodate-com.pitt.idm.oclc.org/contents/clinical-manifestati...
  8. Hicks, C. (2018). Syphilis: Screening and diagnostic testing. In J. Mitty (Ed.), UpToDate. Retrieved from https://www.uptodate.com/contents/clinical-manifestations-and-diagnosis-...
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Emily Kistler, Student Pharmacist, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Jennifer Pruskowski, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, CPE, Assistant Professor | University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Palliative Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist | UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute (PSI)