Racial Disparities Racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to use public

Racial disparities racial and ethnic minorities are

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Racial DisparitiesRacial and ethnic minorities are more likely to use public health clinics, which are more likely to report STDsSocioeconomic barriers create problems with access to care, STD prevention and treatmentFocus needs to be placed on services and prevention strategies for these groups
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Screening Women<26 years of age and sexually active- annual Gonorrhea and Chlamydia >21 years of age or 3 years after first sexual encounter- annual PAP until age 30At age 11- offer HPV vaccine
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Screening MSMAnnual screening:HIVSyphilis (RPR)GonorrheaChlamydia
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Screening Pregnant WomenChlamydiaHIVHepatitis BSyphilis (RPR)
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Screening HIV-infected Annual:GonorrheaChlamydiaHepatitis BHepatitis CIf MSM, or IDU- add Hepatitis A
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Reportable STDsChlamydiaGonorrheaHepatitis BHepatitis CHIVSyphilisChancroid
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Final WordSTDs are a major public health issue in USAdolescents age 15-24 and minorities are at highest riskPrevention, Education, Screening, Vaccination, Access to care and treatment and Reporting by Healthcare providers are important keys to reducing the burden of STDs
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  • Spring '14
  • Harris,GeorgeD
  • Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, Oral sex, Human papillomavirus, Sexually transmitted diseases and infections

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