Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science


Urgent Care/ Emergency medicine


Professor Dr. Elyse Watkins DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA


It is clinically valuable to determine if sexually active individuals can have decreased long term consequences as a result of implementing routine counseling, std checks and treatment. “The United States has the dubious distinction of leading the industrialized world in overall rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), with 12 million new cases annually. About 3 million teen-agers contract an STD each year, and many will have long-term health problems as a result. Women and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to these diseases and their health consequences. In addition, STDs increase the risk of HIV transmission”.3


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