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Title The hidden epidemic : confronting sexually transmitted diseases / Thomas R. Eng and William T. Butler, editors ; Committee on Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Institute of Medicine, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1997.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 432 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
English.
Print version record.
Subject Sexually transmitted diseases -- United States.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- prevention & control.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- epidemiology.
Health Policy.
United States.
United States.
Contents 1. Introduction and Background -- 2. The Neglected Health and Economic Impact of STDs. Broad Scope and Impact of STDs. Health Consequences of STDs. Impact of STDs on HIV Transmission. Economic Consequences of STDs -- 3. Factors that Contribute to the Hidden Epidemic. Biological Factors. Social Factors. Secrecy as a Contributing Factor -- 4. Prevention of STDs. Issues in Prevention. Reducing Exposure and Transmission. Reducing Duration of Infection -- 5. Current STD-Related Services. Clinical Services. National Surveillance and Information Systems. Training and Education of Health Professionals. Funding of Services -- 6. Establishing an Effective National System to Prevent STDs. Laying the Foundation for a National System. Strategy 1: Promote Health Sexual Behaviors. Strategy 2: Develop Leadership. Strategy 3: Focus on Adolescents and Underserved Populations. Strategy 4: Ensure Access to Services. Collaborating to Improve Services.
Summary Provides an independent, critical assessment of the nation's response to this public health crisis, and presents a comprehensive strategic plan for STD prevention for the present day and the next century.
Other Author Eng, Thomas R.
Butler, William T., 1932-
Other Title Print version: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Hidden epidemic. Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1997 0309054958