Achieving a 'New Sexual-Health Paradigm' Means Expanding STI Care

A vital aspect of expanding access and care for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States is broadening responsibility for this care across the health care system and other community resources, according to an article published online July 6 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Laura Mercer, MD, MBA, the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship director and a clinical assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, concurred, noting the biggest limitation currently is access to care.

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