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IUSTI guidelines are intended for use by specialists in the field of sexually transmitted infections. Nothing in these guidelines is intended to supersede or substitute for the normal doctor - patient relationship. The guidelines are produced on behalf of the following organisations: IUSTI Europe; the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV); the European Dermatology Forum (EDF); the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID). The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Office of the World Health Organisation (WHO-Europe) also contributed to their development.

Current guidelines have been through a substantial editorial and peer review process.
The 2013 agreed protocol for the production of European guidelines is available here.
The current editorial board is listed here.
The levels of evidence and grading of recommendations are available here

Patient information leaflets are produced by expert clinicians and have been through a peer review process available here.

Current European Guidelines

Pdf format (this site)


Partner Management (2015)
HIV testing (2014)
Organisation of a consultation for sexually transmitted diseases (2012).

Management of specific infections

Chancroid (2010)
Chlamydia (2015)
Donovanosis (2016)
Genital herpes (2010) Under review contact Harald Moi for comments
Gonorrhoea (2012) Polish version (2015)
Hepatitis B and C (2010) Under review, please contact Andy Winter for comments
HPV (2011)
Lymphogranuloma venereum (2013)
Mycoplasma (2016)
Syphilis (Oct 2014) Syphilis erratum (2015) Polish version (2015)

Management of syndromes

Balanoposthitis (2014).
Epididymo-orchitis (2013). Under review, please contact Raj Patel for comments
Non-gonococcal urethritis (2016)
Pediculosis Pubis (2010) Under review, please contact George-Sorin Tiplica for comments
Pelvic infection (2012)
Proctitis (2013).
Scabies (2010) Under review, please contact George-Sorin Tiplica for comments
Sexually acquired reactive arthritis (2014).
Vaginal Discharge (2011).
Vulval conditions (2016)


Draft guidelines for comments Chancroid guideline (doc | pdf)
Please send any comments to Harald Moi by 9th September 2016
  Epididymo-orchitis guideline
Please send comments to Raj Patel by 30th September 2016
  Management of Pediculosis pubis
Please send comments to George-Sorin Tiplica by Friday 25th November 2016



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August 22, 2016