Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
Common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States include genital herpes, HIV, and human papilloma virus. In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report detailing a surge in chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis infections in the United States. The authors summarize current trends and discuss epidemiologic factors, disease burden, and patient care. It is important to be aware of the recent increases in these 3 STIs and to be prepared to screen for, diagnose, and manage these infections and their complications.
chlamydia, gonorrhea, STD, STI, syphilis
McMurray M, Armstrong M, Paulson J. Addressing the Increased Incidence of Common Sexually Transmitted Infections. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 2018; 118(8). doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2018.125.