Brazilian protocol for sexually transmitted infections 2020: Epidemiological surveillance

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This article summarizes the chapter on epidemiological surveillance of sexually transmitted infections (STI) that comprises the 2020 Clinical Protocol and Therapeutic Guidelines (PCDT) for Comprehensive Care for People with STI, published by the Health Surveillance Department of the Brazilian Ministry of Health. It presents some reflections on the new case definitions for surveillance of acquired syphilis, syphilis in pregnant women, and congenital syphilis. The 2020 PCDT-IST was elaborated grounded on scientific evidence and validated in discussions with specialists. Epidemiological and clinical aspects are addressed, and health service managers' guidelines regarding programmatic and operational management of these diseases are presented. Guidelines for health professionals on screening, diagnosing, and treating people with STI and their sex partners, in addition to strategies for surveillance, prevention, and control actions, are also published.




Domingues, C. S. B., de Lannoy, L. H., Saraceni, V., da Cunha, A. R. C., & Pereira, G. F. M. (2021). Brazilian protocol for sexually transmitted infections 2020: Epidemiological surveillance. Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, 54.

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