Sexually Transmitted Infections of the Colon and Rectum

Michelle Cowan, Andrew T. Schlussel

Key Concepts

  • Recognize at-risk populations who are susceptible to sexually transmitted infections and to understand the growing public health concern in transmission of these organisms.
  • Develop a basic understanding of anorectal immunology and how it relates to the inoculation and systematic infection by viral and bacterial organisms.
  • Recognize pathology in patients with sexually transmitted infections that require operative intervention.
  • Provide an overview of diagnostic and treatment recommendations for sexually transmitted infections.
  • Provide prevention strategies for sexually transmitted infections.

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Last updated: January 26, 2022