HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Treatment and prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections should be priorities for health systems around the world. Untreated or undertreated STIs can lead to infertility, cancer, chronic pelvic pain, and facilitate HIV transmission. New and existing treatments, tests and prevention strategies therefore need to be rigorously evaluated to assess their benefits and harms as this information is important for clinical decision-making and policy and guideline development. This note introduces the new Sexually Transmitted Infections Cochrane Review group, which aims to support authors in summarising evidence about interventions and diagnostic tests used for genital tract infections.