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New Comprehensive Sexual History Template When Screening for STIs, Other Risks

Tuesday, January 21, 2020


A HRSA initiative has developed a tool for agencies to use when assessing potential health risks (e.g., sexually transmitted infections-STIs, HIV, hepatitis) associated with an individual’s sexual health. The template includes 23 recommended questions. To be presented to a patient at the initial patient visit for baseline and/or at follow-up visits for routine screening and testing of bacterial STIs.  

This was developed by HRSA's Improving Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening and Treatment among People with or at Risk for HIV. It supports the recently-released Recommendations for Providing Quality Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinical Services, 2020 (STD QCS). Which was developed given the increased delivery of STD services outside of public health clinics. There has been a shift from private physician clinics, to community health centers. STD QCS complements CDC's Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015.

See the template and the poster and pocket guide, The Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Syphilis

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