COVID-19 Update - This is to inform you that the Government of India has announced a complete lockdown in India 22nd March 2020 to 3rd May 2020. As a result, our offices will now be closed till 3rd May 2020 and all our employees will be working from home. Office telephones will not be answered, and therefore you are requested to direct all your queries related to manuscript submission, review process, publication etc. at below mentioned details.,, Mob. 8826373757, 8826859373, 9910947804

Print ISSN:-2394-2746

Online ISSN:-2394-2754


Current Issue

Year 2020

Volume: 7 , Issue: 1

Article Access statistics

Viewed: 574

Emailed: 0

PDF Downloaded: 241

Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

Prevention control and syndromic management of reproductive tract infections (RTIs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in women

Full Text PDF Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Review Article

Author Details : Ruby Bhatia*

Volume : 6, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 243-250

Suggest article by email


Reproductive tract infections (RTIs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are key public health
problem in India with significant effect on sexual and reproductive health. Globally in the age group
of 15-49 years, 499 million episodes of remediable sexually transmitted infections occur yearly, of which
80% occur in developing countries and 79 million cases occur in India alone. There is remarkable decrease
of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea and syphillis) with chancroid virtually on edge of
disappearance. Viral sexually transmitted infections; genital warts, hepatitis B and herpes simplex have
an rising trend. There is notable burden of lower reproductive tract infections; Candidiasis, trichomoniasis
and Bacterial vaginosis among women with no evidence to indicate decrease in prevalence. In specific
populations, STIs prevalence increases the risk of transmitting and ac quiring HIV infection by 2 to 3
(RMNCH+A) and STI/RTI Control and Prevention Programme is useful in implementing a user friendly
syndromic approach endorsed by WHO and NACO as an effective means to treat STI/RTI along with
correct and consistent use of condom for every act of sex. Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal-3,
2030 aims at ending sexually transmitted infections epidemics as utmost health concerns with universal
access to reproductive and sexual health for all.

Keywords: Reproductive tract infections (RTIs), HIV, Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), Partner Management, Prevention.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijogr.2019.057

How to cite : Bhatia R , Prevention control and syndromic management of reproductive tract infections (RTIs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in women. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2019;6(3):243-250

Copyright © 2019 by author(s) and Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY-NC 4.0) (