To assist clinicians in preventing and treating STDs, the CDC recently published new guidelines that not only emphasize treatment, but also prevention strategies and diagnostic recommendations.
Nurse practitioners play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). New developments include the Centers for Disease Control's recently released treatment guidelines for STDs, advances in testing for genital herpes and human papillomavirus (HPV), as well as the recent recommendations for the HPV vaccine.
Dr. Lynn G. Kirkland is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis, College of Nursing.
The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationship or financial interest in any commercial companies that pertain to this education activity.