35150 Challenging for STI control in Latin America

Wednesday, June 11, 2014: 3:10 PM
Dogwood B
Angelica Espinosa –Miranda, MD, PhD, MSc, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Vitoria, Brazil

STI control remains challenging in the Latin American, besides a range of effective diagnostic tests, treatments, and vaccines. It happens because these options are unavailable or inaccessible in many areas of all countries, where syndromic management remains the core intervention for individual case management. Partner notification and treatment, antenatal syphilis screening and interventions delivered to groups in whom the risks of infection and transmission are higher need to be improved. Effective action requires a multifaceted approach including better epidemiological and surveillance data and methods to get effective interventions onto the infrastructure of health clinics and the policy agenda.