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J Clin Pharm Ther. 1999 Dec;24(6):409-14.

Viral sexually transmitted infections: current management strategies.

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  • 1Department of GU Medicine, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, U.K.


Viral sexually transmitted infections are a major health problem associated with considerable morbidity. This article reviews the current strategies used in the management of infections such as genital warts, genital herpes and molluscum contagiosum. Pros and cons of different treatment regimens have been discussed with an emphasis on a selective approach to therapy. The importance of education, counselling and follow-up is highlighted and issues relating to the associated psychosexual morbidity have been addressed. Treatment of these infections in pregnancy and HIV has also been described.

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