The Alberta Treatment Guidelines for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) in Adolescents and Adults 2018 has been adapted from the Canadian Guidelines on Sexually Transmitted Infections for provincial use with permission from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Recommendations regarding treatment of pediatric infections are excluded from these guidelines. In general^ children diagnosed with an STI should be managed in conjunction with a Pediatric Infectious diseases specialist at a referral center and be reported to Alberta Child and Family Services Division or appropriate law enforcement agency for investigation of possible sexual abuse (see section on back page on Considerations in Persons Under 18 Years of Age).
This guideline includes the level of recommendation and quality of evidence indicators for the treatment recommendations. The indicators reflect a combination of the methodologies from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care and have been modified and simplified for use as outlined below (re-printed with permission from the Canadian Guidelines on Sexually Transmitted Infections). Levels of recommendation and quality of evidence were adapted from the Canadian Guidelines for Sexually Transmitted Infections; if Alberta guide- lines differ from the Canadian Guidelines for Sexually Transmitted Infections levels of recommendation and quality of evidence are based on a com- prehensive literature review.
Publication Date: 2018-6-1
Last Updated on PCR: 2018-06-15 09:41:34