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What are the treatment recommendation for a patient with HPV’s partner?


education regarding this might you give at the time of diagnosis? 

How does this differ from other STIs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas)?

References must be evidence based and no older than 5 years

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According to the Healthy People 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates approximately 20 million new STD infections each year (Healthy People 2020). The cost of STDs to the U.S. health care system is estimated to be as much as $16 billion annually. Many cases of STDs go undiagnosed such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and genital herpes and not reported to CDC. Moreover, the CDC estimates that undiagnosed and untreated STDs cause at least 24,000 women in the United States each year to become infertile (CDC, 2015). During 2013–2017, the national annual rate of reported primary and secondary syphilis cases in t the United States increased 72.7%, from 5.5 to 9.5 cases per 100,000 population (CDC,2015). In Texas, per 100,000 cases approximately 20% of the cases reported were of persons infected with syphilis. The highest percentage were African american, second highest were Hispanic and the third were White.

Based on the statistics  above of syphilis in Texas, what can you surmise about the incidence of syphilis? Any conclusions you can draw here? What are the two most common locations of syphilis rash/lesion(s)? What is the main benefit of treatment with Bicillin vs Doxycycline?

References must be evidence based and no older than 5 years

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