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August 14, 1987

Preventive Strategies in Sexually Transmitted Diseases for the Primary Care Physician

Author Affiliations

From the Disease Control Service, Denver Department of Health and Hospitals (Drs Horsburgh and Douglas); the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Drs Horsburgh, Douglas, and LaForce); and the Medical Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center (Dr LaForce), Denver.

From the Disease Control Service, Denver Department of Health and Hospitals (Drs Horsburgh and Douglas); the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Drs Horsburgh, Douglas, and LaForce); and the Medical Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center (Dr LaForce), Denver.

JAMA. 1987;258(6):814-821. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03400060090037
Abstract

This study provides the background recommendations of the US Preventive Services Task Force for interventions by primary care physicians to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Rationale for and data supporting use of barrier methods, epidemiologic treatment, contact tracing, patient education, prophylactic antibiotics, and disease reporting are discussed. Specific recommendations include those for gonorrhea, syphilis, human immunodeficiency virus infection, enteric infections, human papillomavirus infection, herpes simplex virus infection, and Chlamydia trachomatis infection.

(JAMA 1987;258:814-821)

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