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Question: What are the most important principles in managing and controlling STD?

Answer:

Prevention, screening, and treatment of patients and their sexual partners. Discuss prevention of STDs through safe sexual practices with all at-risk women. Perform screening as part of a routine health evaluation or at the time of contraceptive management. Always treat the patient and all sexual contacts.

Reference:  Baldwin HE. STD update: Screening and therapeutic options Inter J Fertil Womens Med 46:79-88, 2001.

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