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 2020 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
|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
|Chlamydia (2015) Under review, please contact Magnus Unemo with comments | Polish version (2015)|
|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
|Lymphogranuloma venereum (2019)|
|Molluscum contagiosum (2020)|
|Mycoplasma genitalium (2016) Under review, please contact Magnus Unemo with comments|
|Pediculosis Pubis (2017)under review, contact Jonathan Ross with comments|
|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|
|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
|Draft Gonorrhoea Guideline . Gonorrhoea Guideline (2020). Please send any comments to Jörgen Skov Jensen or Magnus Unemo by the 14th July 2020.|
|Draft HIV testing Guideline (2020). Please send any comments to Raj Patel by 14th August by 2020.