Sexually Transmitted Anorectal Disease Examination
Diagnosis for sexually transmitted anorectal diseases has become more difficult in recent years owing to the complexity of pathogens. Diagnosis and treatment has become even more challenging in the HIV+ patient population. Some common sexually transmitted anorectal infections are gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, herpes simplex virus, and cytomegalovirus.
The specialist usually begins with a thorough history of the patient. This is accompanied by a focused physical examination. Laboratory studies (serological, bacteriological or pathological with tissue biopsy and examination) confirm the diagnosis.