Young scientists of the KNCDIZ conduct research on venereology


February 16, 2024

The Kazakh Scientific Center of Dermatology and Infectious Diseases hosted a scientific and practical seminar "Topical issues of venereology" within the framework of the World Day for the Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), which is celebrated on February 16. Among the participants of the seminar: resident doctors, dermatovenerologists, dermatocosmetologists, general practitioners and related and narrow specialties.


The scientific and practical seminar is held annually and has already become a discussion platform for young scientists, where they discuss important topics related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of venereal diseases.

 A group of resident doctors presented a study on overcoming antibiotic resistance to STIs. This topic is very relevant today. For example, a study of residents of the CNDDIZ in 2022 showed that the level of antibiotic resistance in the causative agent of gonorrhea has increased to 80% in some areas of the country. It is important not to prescribe antibiotics without reasonable indications and follow the recommendations for their use in order to slow the spread of antibiotic resistance, as well as to continue monitoring the situation and conduct research to find new treatments for STIs.

At the seminar, young scientists from the National Research Center presented a set of key measures to overcome antibiotic resistance to STIs, which include the rational use, prevention, monitoring and control of antibiotics. Important attention is given to the search for effective treatments, including the development of new antibiotics or alternative therapies such as phage therapy or the use of probiotics. Collaboration between doctors, researchers and public organizations will help develop a comprehensive approach to solving the problem of antibiotic resistance to STIs.

The study participants conducted active "field" work. One of the components was an anonymous survey on the role of dermatology in the treatment of venereal diseases. The vast majority of dermatologists and residents of postgraduate training programs (82%) believe that STIs should be treated primarily by dermatovenerologists.

Insufficient public awareness of the role of dermatovenerology, a low number of referrals to doctors are the factors that limit the participation of dermatovenerologists in the treatment of STIs.

Experienced mentors of young scientists – M.R. Rysuli – President of the Kazakhstan Association of Medical Laboratory Diagnostics, Professor, M.U. Berdesheva – director of the Atyrau regional Skin and venereological Dispensary, A.K. Utegenova - Candidate of Medical Sciences, dermatovenerologist of the KNCDIZ gave their recommendations on the study, and also told about the standards of the dermatovenerological service of the Republic of Kazakhstan, destructive treatment methods and modern management tactics for STI patients.

  According to the World Health Organization, more than one million people in the world are infected with STIs every day.  These infections can have serious consequences. Despite the fairly widespread occurrence of STIs, the implementation of the simplest recommendations (rejection of early sexual activity, permanent sexual partner, exclusion of accidental sexual contact, use of a condom and other personal protective equipment) guarantees the safety of intimate life and the preservation of health.  In 2023, the Republic of Kazakhstan approved the Standard for the organization of dermatovenerological care, updated all clinical protocols for the diagnosis and treatment of STIs in accordance with international recommendations.


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