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close this bookSexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Prevention: New Challenges, New Approaches (AIDSCAP/FHI - USAID, 1996, 47 p.)
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The World Health Organization (WHO) STD Case Management Course.

This course is designed to train primary health care personnel in STD care. It will help participants develop skills in interviewing, history-taking and diagnosis; use the seven syndromic flow charts to diagnose and treat a patient with an STD; educate and motivate patients about prevention and treatment of STD; and understand the value of recording the number of STD cases seen. The course consists of seven work-books, copies of all the WHO syndromic management flow charts, and a trainer's guide for facilitators. These materials can be used for self-learning, distance learning or a facilitated training course. The course books are now available in English and will be available in French, Spanish and Portuguese by mid-1996. They can be requested at no charge to those from developing countries from Dr. Antonio Carlos Gerbase or Dr. Monir Islam at WHO or from Dr. Johannes Van Dam, UNAIDS, all at 20 Avenue Appia, CH-1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: What You Need to Know. Education Programs Associates.

This eight-page booklet describes what STDs are, how they are transmitted, what to do if you have an STD, and how to prevent STDs. It emphasizes the need for sexual partners to communicate with each other about using condoms for STD protection. Booklets are available in English and Spanish for 55 U.S. cents from Education Programs Associates, 1 West Campbell Avenue, Suite 40, Building D, Campbell, CA 95008-1039, U.S.A.

Counseling Family Planning Clients About STDs. Population Action International (PAI).

This report, part of PAI's policy information series, discusses the importance of counseling family planning clients about STDs. The publication is available free to people in developing countries and for U.S.$3.00 to others from Carolyn Ross, Population Action International, 1120 19th Street, NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036.

Counseling and Sexuality: A Training Resource. International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).

This resource packet contains four videos and a 140-page guide designed to help expand contraceptive method counseling programs to address sexuality. It offers guidelines for counseling clients about sexuality and STDs and for addressing related policy and management concerns. The packet is available for U.S.$100. The guide can be purchased separately for U.S.$10.00 and the videos for U.S.$35.00 each from the IPPF Distribution Unit, P.O. Box 759, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LQ, UK.

Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS: Myanmar Training Manual. UNICEF and the Thai Red Cross Society Program on AIDS.

This manual targets facilitators and trainers working in health promotion with youth and women. It provides information about reproductive health, STDs, HIV/AIDS and other issues crucial to the lives of sexually active youth. Single copies in English are available free from UNICEF, 132 University Avenue, P.O. Box 1435, Yangon, Myanmar.

Facing the Challenges of HIV/AIDS/STDs: A Gender-Based Response. The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT).

This resource packet is designed to help policy makers and program planners and implementers incorporate a gender-based approach to HIV/AIDS and STDs into their policies and programs. The packet includes personal testimonies from women affected by HIV/AIDS, a 52-page manual, posters and tool-cards. It focuses on how differences in the roles, status, economic power and social expectations of men and women affect and are affected by the epidemic. For information, contact KIT, Mauritskade 63, 1092 AD Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The Manual for Targeted Intervention Research (TIR) on Sexually Transmitted Illnesses with Community Members. AIDSCAP, Family Health International.

The TIR is small-scale social science research conducted specifically to assist in the design and implementation of STD programs. It uses different qualitative and quantitative research methods and may be conducted in a relatively short period of time. This manual is laid out in a step-by-step fashion to help public health professionals use TIR to understand the community perspective on STDs and STD services, and to incorporate this understanding into the design and implementation of STD programs. Available free from AIDSCAP, Family Health International, 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22201.

Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A Handbook for the Design and Management of Programs. The AIDS Control and Prevention (AIDSCAP) Project Family Health International

A comprehensive handbook on STD management and control will be launched at the XIth International AIDS Conference in Vancouver, Canada, by the AIDSCAP Project.

Targeting managers and project designers, the book describes how to design, implement and monitor STD programs in developing countries. It addresses the full spectrum of issues that STD managers at the national and local levels must consider to execute effective STD control programs in resource-poor settings.

Edited by Gina Dallabetta, Marie Laga and Peter Lamptey, the handbook addresses many technical issues but is not intended as a technical reference text. With an emphasis on the syndromic approach to STD control, it provides an overview of topics such as training, surveillance, curative and preventive services, and evaluation. The handbook offers guidance to anyone with an interest in STD control, including people working in family planning and child survival and with donor groups. Single copies will be available free to selected individuals and institutions in July 1996.


In the November 1995 issue of AIDScaptions, the case was overstated for the value of vaginal lavage in preventing perinatal transmission of HIV. Recent research shows only limited efficacy of vaginal lavage in very specific medical situations.