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cobweb icon Archived: Sexually Transmitted Infections: Behavioral Counseling

Original Release Date: October 2008

This version of this topic is currently archived and inactive. It should be used for historical purposes only.

Archived: Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations

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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. 

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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.

Go to the Clinical Considerations section for information on risk assessment and suggestions for practice regarding the I statement.

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Archived: Clinical Summary

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This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

 
Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Sexually Transmitted Infections: Behavioral Counseling. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/sexually-transmitted-infections-behavioral-counseling

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