Sexually Transmitted Infections

Lindsay Smith, Michael P. Angarone*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remain a significant burden on public health in the United States. Primary prevention counseling with early diagnosis and treatment remain the best methods to decrease the incidence of STIs. Through significant public heath interventions, the incidence of gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and trichomoniasis is decreasing; however, the incidence of primary and secondary syphilis is increasing. Human papilloma virus remains the most common STI, but new vaccinations have the possibility of having a significant impact on this virus's disease potential. This review discusses the most common STIs in the United States, focusing on clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-518
Number of pages12
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2015

Keywords

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • HPV
  • HSV
  • STI
  • Syphilis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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