7.2.2 Vaginal and vulval infections

  • See Chapter 5 Genitourinary Tract Infections for information on the management of bacterial vaginosis, candidiasis and chlamydia.
  • See section 13.7 for management of genital warts.
  • With any genital symptoms always consider the possibility of sexually transmitted infection (STI). People with risk factors should be screened for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis. Refer the individual and partners to sexual health service. Risk factors: <25yrs, no condom use, recent (<12month)/frequent change of partner, symptomatic partner.
  • Please refer to the Sexually Transmitted Infections in Primary Care Guidelines for further information.