Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Untreated STDs can cause PID.
You can prevent PID if you know how to protect yourself.
If diagnosed and treated early, the complications of PID can be prevented.
Cover image: Alissa Eckert
Chlamydia and gonorrhea are preventable and treatable causes of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) that result in infertility and other outcomes; however, key questions remain about the current burden of PID as well as its causes, diagnosis, and prevention.
New Frontiers in Sexually Transmitted Disease-related Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Infertility, and Other Sequelaeexternal icon is a special Journal of Infectious Disease supplement summarizing the latest PID science to address these key issues.
This 19-article supplement includes original research, literature reviews, summaries, and expert perspectives on:
- The current epidemiology of PID,
- Emerging microbial causes,
- Primary and secondary prevention,
- Improving outcomes for at-risk populations,
- New PID diagnostics,
and it highlights key questions that should be addressed to advance the field.
2021 STI Treatment Guidelines – Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) – Includes diagnosis, treatment, and special considerations for PID. (July 22, 2021)