Public Health and Primary CareCOMMENTARY

Addressing the Increased Incidence of Common Sexually Transmitted Infections

Megan McMurray, OMS IV; Mianna Armstrong, MS, OMS IV; and John Paulson, DO, PhD
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Received: December 4, 2017

Accepted: January 16, 2018

Published: August 1, 2018

J Osteopath Med; 118(8): e51-e55

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.

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