Chapter

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Randall S. Edson

in Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases Board Review

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827626
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929641 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199827626.003.0035

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a significant public health problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 19 million new cases of STDs occur annually. Approximately half of all STDs occur in persons aged 15 to 24 years. Figures are clearly an underestimate of the true burden of STDs. Many cases are not diagnosed. Infections due to herpes simplex virus (HSV) and human papillomavirus are not reportable. Diagnosis and treatment of genital ulcer disease, syphilis, herpes simplex, canchroid, urethritits, gonorrhea, HPV, chlamydia, and other less-common sexually transmitted diseases are reviewed.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases

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