Introduction According to the World Health Organisation, more than a million STIs are acquiredevery day. In 2012, an estimated 357 million new cases of curable STIs (gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis and trichomoniasis).The care for clients with STIs is mostly performed in the Primary Care service (AB), in order to stop the signs and symptoms, preventing these infections from becoming complicated, interrupting the transmission chain as effectively and immediately as possible. After ten years of publication of theManual on the Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, the Department of STIs, HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (DIAHV) of the Ministry of Health (MS) innovates and launches a Clinical Protocol and Therapeutic Guidelines for Integral Care for Persons with Sexually Transmitted Infections Transmissible - PCDT/IST, considering the need to hold regional workshops for multipliers in the territories. To align and integrate prevention, care, treatment and surveillance actions in the health services, strengthen the work of health professionals in STI/HIV/Aids, according to PCDT/IST; identify the professional’s abilities to perform the appropriate management of care for people with STIs; to discuss the flowcharts and protocols used in the management of STIs.
Methods Using the methodology of the problematization, which proposes the construction of knowledge, based on the reality of the participants and favours the joint reflection and the exchange of experiences. For the realisation of the workshops in the regions, the DIAHV counted on partnership of the states.
Results More than 400 professionals (doctors and nurses) from specialised services and AB were trained in four regions of the country.
Conclusion The realisation of these workshops and the interaction of the DIAHV/MS technicians with care professionals contributed to standardise the management of STIs and to qualify health care for people with STIs. These professionals were certified to multiply the workshop to their peers and send reports of actions to the state.