One of the aims of the project is to determine the current practices of STI service providers in the diagnosis and treatment of common STI in the Philippines.[/caption] In order to continually provide quality, accessible, and affordable treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STI) in the country, the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) has engaged PRIMEX to review its policies, standards, and guidelines on STI treatment. New reports on the ‘sporadic observations on clinical resistance of common STI-causing microorganisms’ has triggered the need to update the guidelines which were last updated in 2003. The DOH needs to gather pieces of evidence on resistance of common STI-causing agents to be able to modify current treatment regimes. Funded by DOH through the National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (NCDPC), the research project specifically aims to
- determine the current practices of STI service providers in the diagnosis and treatment of common STI in the country;
- review the current treatment recommendations of common STI-causing microorganisms through a conduct of population-specific clinic-epidemiologic study and desk review of related studies; and
- provide DOH with recommendations on the current STI treatment regimen.