Venereal diseases/STDs Nursing Care

STD: Sexually Transmitted Disease is also called as Venereal disease. Nurse care for such patients is composite in the sense that such veneral infections can occur even in patients who are not actually guilty that can cause a STD. Gonorrhea or Syphilis is STDs which are transmitted to a child via the birth canal and HIV is transmitted by blood transfusion process. Nurse care and risk assessment involves sexuality and intimacy issues that can be challenging for nurses. Although management of STDs has been the main focus, little has been done to know about the attitudes, beliefs and problems of nurse practitioners who care for such patients.