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Ann Intern Med. 2014 Dec 16;161(12):894-901. doi: 10.7326/M14-1965.

Behavioral counseling interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections: U.S. PreventiveServices Task Force recommendation statement.

Abstract

DESCRIPTION:

Update of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 2008 recommendation on behavioral counseling interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

METHODS:

The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on behavioral counseling for sexual risk reduction in primary care, including interventions targeting risky sexual behaviors to prevent STIs (alone or in combination with other behaviors) in persons of any sexual orientation or level of reported sexual activity.

POPULATION:

This recommendation applies to all sexually active adolescents and to adults who are at increased risk for acquiring or transmitting STIs.

RECOMMENDATION:

The USPSTF recommends intensive behavioral counseling for all sexually active adolescents and for adults who are at increased risk for STIs. (B recommendation).

PMID:
25244227
DOI:
10.7326/M14-1965
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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