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Sexually transmitted diseases are seen daily by primary care physicians, emergency medical clinicians, and most medical specialists. Coping with the diverse varieties that are both commoner and more difficult to diagnose and treat than syphilis and gonorrhea has become onerous, especially to physicians who mistakenly believe that sexually transmitted diseases are only rarely seen in private offices. If the combined problems of the traditional veneral diseases and the modern ones (such as Chlamydia trachomatis, herpes simplex, and genital papilloma virus infections) were not sufficiently challenging, the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome has provoked renewed worldwide interest in sexually transmitted diseases by health
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:734. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-5-734_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(5):734.
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