20 - VENEREOLOGY
(02) Diploma in Venereology Examination
01. July 2003 02. August 2004
03. June 2005 04. June 2006
05. July 2007
POSTGRADUATE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBO
DIPLOMA IN VENEREOLOGY EXAMINATION
Date : 18th July, 2003 Time : 1.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
(ESSAY TYPE QUESTIONS)
Answer All questions.
Each question to be answered in a separate book.
1. The medical, nursing and laboratory staff of a provincial hospital are deeply
anxious after a middle aged man who has been in and out of the hospital for the
past 12 months is found to be HIV positive. You as the Venereologist have been
requested to talk to the staff and have been given 2 hours for your presentation.
a) What are the shortcomings in the hospital system that led to
this situation? (20 marks)
b) List the topics you would cover in your presentation. (20 marks)
c) Give an outline of your presentation in point form, to cover the
listed topics. (60 marks)
a) What is surveillance? (20 marks)
b) Describe the types of surveillance used in, sexually
transmitted diseases (STD )/I-HV / AIDS. (40 marks)
c) Discuss the role of surveillance in relation to STD/HIV/AIDS
in Sri Lanka. (40 marks)
3. A woman 30 weeks pregnant presents to the STD clinic with a contact slip given
by her husband. The diagnosis on the contact slip is first episode genital herpes.
Discuss the further management of this couple
4. Three youths from a remote village in your district are diagnosed as s1, s2 and s3
in your clinic. All three named the same female contact. They also volunteered
the information that several other youths in the village have also had sexual
intercourse with her. No earlier cases have been reported from this village.
a) Explain the terms “'index patient” , “source contact” and
“associate contact” (15 marks)
b) What do you understand by Epidemiological (Epi) treatment.
List its advantages and disadvantages. (25 marks)
c) Define an epidemic. (10 marks)
d) What preventive measures would you as the Venereologist institute
to contain this outbreak using both human and material resources
available to you ? (50 marks)
5. “Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) is an important for HIV prevention
Comment on the above statement. (100 marks)