Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • Lois Van Fleet
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Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Abstract

Health care professionals have a critical role in the effort to prevent and treat sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Prevention and control of STDs is based on four major concepts: first, education of those at risk on the means for reducing the risk for transmission; second, detection of asymptomatically infected individuals and of persons who are symptomatic but unlikely to seek diagnostic and treatment services; third, effective diagnosis and treatment of those who are infected; fourth, evaluation, treatment, and counseling of sex partners of persons who have an STD. Primary prevention of STDs is based on changing the sexual behavior that places people at risk (1).

Keywords

Female Condom Posttest Counseling Partner Notification Sensitive Screening Test National Health Promotion 
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  • Lois Van Fleet

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