Michael L. LeFevre, MD, MSPH; on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force *
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Update of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 2008 recommendation on behavioral counseling interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on behavioral counseling for sexual risk reduction in primary care, including interventions targeting risky sexual behaviors to prevent STIs (alone or in combination with other behaviors) in persons of any sexual orientation or level of reported sexual activity.
This recommendation applies to all sexually active adolescents and to adults who are at increased risk for acquiring or transmitting STIs.
The USPSTF recommends intensive behavioral counseling for all sexually active adolescents and for adults who are at increased risk for STIs. (B recommendation)
Behavioral counseling interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections: clinical summary of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation.
Appendix Table 1. What the USPSTF Grades Mean and Suggestions for Practice
Appendix Table 2. USPSTF Levels of Certainty Regarding Net Benefit
Table. Examples of Behavioral Counseling Interventions for STIs
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LeFevre ML, on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Ann Intern Med. 2014;161:894–901. doi: 10.7326/M14-1965
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(12):894-901.
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