volume 19, issue 2, P459-476 2005
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2005.03.011
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Abstract: Educational counseling has an important role in managing patients who have viral STIs, such as genital herpes and genital HPV infections. Given the lack of a curative therapy for both, patients may require long-term management and may need to be attentive to recurring symptoms. In addition, both diagnoses may raise issues of persisting infectiousness along with a need for patient counseling about the potential risk to partners and risk reduction strategies. Lastly, dozens of published papers over the years des…

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