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


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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