The diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have taken on a new scope in the field of medicine over the past several decades. Demographic changes, the sexual revolution, and the advent of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome have made STDs one of the most prevalent—and sometimes the most devastating—afflictions of our time. Nevertheless, most physicians leave medical school having had limited exposure to the wide spectrum of clinical manifestations of STDs.
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