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More holistic approach is needed to treat rise in sexually transmitted infections in the US, says report

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 26 March 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n835
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. Washington DC, USA

A change in attitudes towards sexually transmitted infections (STIs), patients, and the infrastructure that treats them will be as important as increased funding to counter the rising incidence of infections, according to a new report from the US National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.1

The report, commissioned by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), called for a shift in “the professional healthcare paradigm.” The number of STIs among Americans has continued to increase, with an estimated 68 million infections in 2018, …

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