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Midlevel providers HIV clinic

Jarvis W Carter, Geoffrey D Hart-Cooper, Mary O Butler, Kimberly A Workowski, Karen W Hoover
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) are at increased risk for transmitting and acquiring sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Guidelines recommend at least annual screening of HIV-infected MSM for syphilis and for chlamydia and gonorrhea at exposed anatomical sites, to protect their health and their sexual partners' health. Despite these guidelines, STD screening has been suboptimal, with very low nongenital chlamydia and gonorrhea testing rates. Our objective was to better understand barriers encountered by HIV care providers in adhering to STD screening guidelines for HIV-infected MSM...
February 2014: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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