Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Sexually transmitted diseases in travelers.
Clin Infect Dis 2001; 32(7):1063-7CI

Abstract

Prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is a low priority among travel clinic services, despite increasing evidence that travelers have an increased risk of acquiring such infections. A proportion of 5%-50% of short-term travelers engage in casual sex while abroad, and this rate is even higher among long-term travelers. Few publications are available on STD preventive interventions among travelers. Education and counseling are recognized as key components of risk reduction. New efforts should be put forth with regard to identifying effective tools to promote safer sexual behaviors and to reduce the spread of infection by promoting condom use. Travelers at increased risk should be identified for targeted interventions; research to validate proposed markers of increased risk is prospectively needed. Hepatitis B infection is the only STD that is preventable by vaccination. The feasibility and cost-effectiveness of STD screening in travelers after exposure is a virtually unexplored field, though it may represent an important component of STD control strategies in developed countries.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Clinic of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Brescia, Italy. forleo@master.cci.unibs.itNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11264035

Citation

Matteelli, A, and G Carosi. "Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Travelers." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 32, no. 7, 2001, pp. 1063-7.
Matteelli A, Carosi G. Sexually transmitted diseases in travelers. Clin Infect Dis. 2001;32(7):1063-7.
Matteelli, A., & Carosi, G. (2001). Sexually transmitted diseases in travelers. Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 32(7), pp. 1063-7.
Matteelli A, Carosi G. Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Travelers. Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Apr 1;32(7):1063-7. PubMed PMID: 11264035.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Sexually transmitted diseases in travelers. AU - Matteelli,A, AU - Carosi,G, Y1 - 2001/03/15/ PY - 2000/08/04/received PY - 2000/10/20/revised PY - 2001/3/27/pubmed PY - 2001/7/13/medline PY - 2001/3/27/entrez SP - 1063 EP - 7 JF - Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America JO - Clin. Infect. Dis. VL - 32 IS - 7 N2 - Prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is a low priority among travel clinic services, despite increasing evidence that travelers have an increased risk of acquiring such infections. A proportion of 5%-50% of short-term travelers engage in casual sex while abroad, and this rate is even higher among long-term travelers. Few publications are available on STD preventive interventions among travelers. Education and counseling are recognized as key components of risk reduction. New efforts should be put forth with regard to identifying effective tools to promote safer sexual behaviors and to reduce the spread of infection by promoting condom use. Travelers at increased risk should be identified for targeted interventions; research to validate proposed markers of increased risk is prospectively needed. Hepatitis B infection is the only STD that is preventable by vaccination. The feasibility and cost-effectiveness of STD screening in travelers after exposure is a virtually unexplored field, though it may represent an important component of STD control strategies in developed countries. SN - 1058-4838 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11264035/Sexually_transmitted_diseases_in_travelers_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/cid/article-lookup/doi/10.1086/319607 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -