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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.
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). Under review, contact Keith Radcliffe with comments

Management of specific infections

Chancroid (2016)
Chlamydia (2015) Polish version (2015)
Donovanosis (2016)
Genital herpes (2017)
Gonorrhoea (2012) Polish version (2015) Under review, contact Jorgen Jensen with comments
Hepatitis B and C (2017)
HPV (2011) Under review, contact Jonathan Ross with comments
Lymphogranuloma venereum (2013) Under review, please contact Magnus Unemo for comments
Molluscum contagiosum new guideline under development, please contact George Sorin Tiplica  for comments
Mycoplasma genitalium (2016)
Pediculosis Pubis (2017)
Scabies (2016)
Syphilis (Oct 2014) Syphilis erratum (2015) Polish version (2015)

Management of syndromes

Balanoposthitis (2014)
Epididymo-orchitis (2017)
Non-gonococcal urethritis (2016)
Pelvic inflammatory disease (2017)
Proctitis (2013).
Sexually acquired reactive arthritis (2014)
Vaginal Discharge (2011). Under review, contact Jorgen Jensen with comments
Vulval conditions (2016)


Draft guidelines for comments Vaginal discharge guidelines. Please send any comments to Jørgen Skov Jensen, by 10th April 2018





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January 19, 2018