Archived: Sexually Transmitted Infections: Behavioral Counseling
Original Release Date: October 2008
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Archived: Recommendation Summary
Summary of Recommendations
|Sexually Active Adolescents and Adults, Increased Risk|
The USPSTF recommends high-intensity behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for all sexually active adolescents and adults at increased risk for STIs.
|Non-Sexually Active Adolescents and Adults, Not at Increased Risk|
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of behavioral counseling to prevent STIs in non-sexually-active adolescents and in adults not at increased risk for STIs.
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Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Sexually Transmitted Infections: Behavioral Counseling. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.