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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); International Society for Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISIDOG). 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 2017 agreed protocol for the production of European guidelines is available here.
The current editorial board is listed 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) Under review, contact Keith Radcliffe  with comments
HIV testing (2014) Under review, contact Raj Patel   with comments
Organisation of a consultation for sexually transmitted diseases (2019).

Management of specific infections


Chancroid (2016)

Chlamydia (2015) Polish version (2015)

“Please be aware there is currently a chlamydia variant possibly requiring additional testing of grey zone results ( when tested on specific platforms) – please see these links for more information"
Donovanosis (2016)
Genital herpes (2017)
Gonorrhoea (2012) Polish version (2015) Under review, contact Jorgen Jensen with comments

Hepatitis B and C (2017)

Brook, G,, Brockmeyer, N., van de Laar, T., et al 2017 European guideline for the screening, prevention and initial management of hepatitis B and C infections in sexual health settings. Int J of STDs and AIDs (2017) 29, 10. PP949-967.   http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0956462418767576 

HPV (2019)
Lymphogranuloma venereum (2019)
Molluscum contagiosum new guideline under development, please contact George Sorin Tiplica  for comments
Mycoplasma genitalium (2016)
Pediculosis Pubis (2017)under review, contact Jonathan Ross  with comments
Scabies (2016)

Syphilis under review, please contact Raj Patel  with comments

Syphilis erratum (2015) Polish version (2015)

Urogenital Mycoplasmas other than M. genitalium

Management of syndromes

Balanoposthitis (2014)
under review, please contact Willem van der Meijden with comments
Epididymo-orchitis (2017)
Non-gonococcal urethritis (2016)
Pelvic inflammatory disease (2017)
Addendum to PID guidelines
Proctitis (2013). under review, contact Jonathan Ross  with comments
Sexually acquired reactive arthritis (2014)
Vaginal Discharge (2018).

Sherrard J, Wilson J, Mendling W, et al. 2018 European Guideline for vaginal discharge. Intl J STD AIDS 2018;29:1258-1272
Vulval conditions (2016)


Draft guidelines for comments





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July 25, 2019