STD/HIV Risk Among Adults in the Primary Care Setting: Are We Adequately Addressing Our Patients' Needs?
April 11, 2011
The authors noted that risk behavior surveys often target STD clinic patients, but less research addresses risk behaviors in primary care settings. The current cross-sectional study was performed at a university adult primary care clinic and evaluated risk behaviors using an anonymous, self-administered survey. The data collected included demographics, sexual history, condom use and confidence discussing STDs.
The respondents were predominately female (69 percent) and black (67 percent); in all, 718 surveys were completed. Forty-four percent said they had never been asked about their sexual health by a primary care provider, and 18 percent said they had never had a gender-specific genital examination.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
01.01.2011; Vol. 38; No. 1: P. 30-32; Diana Nurutdinova; Shilpa Rao; Enbal Shacham; Hillary Reno; Edgar Turner Overton
Discussion of Sexual Risk Behavior in HIV Care Is Infrequent and Appears Ineffectual: A Mixed Methods Study
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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