FEATURESelf-Disclosure of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: An Integrative ReviewMontgomery, Kymberlee A. MSN, CRNP; Gonzalez, Elizabeth W. PhD, APRN, BC; Montgomery, Owen C. MDAuthor Information Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Ms K.A Montgomery and Dr O.C Montgomery); and College of Nursing & Health Profession, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Dr Gonzalez). Corresponding Author: Kymberlee A. Montgomery, MSN, CRNP, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (Kae33@drexel.edu). Holistic Nursing Practice: September-October 2008 - Volume 22 - Issue 5 - p 268-279 doi: 10.1097/01.HNP.0000334920.46680.f2 Buy Metrics Abstract In the United States, there are currently more than 65 million individuals living with a sexually transmitted disease (STD), and approximately 19 million new infections will continue to occur each year. To decrease the transmission of potentially dangerous and life-altering STDs, self-disclosure of sexual and drug history and sexual orientation is paramount. This integrative review examines the concept of self-disclosure of STDs, suggests areas of additional research, and proposes a comprehensive public health campaign, with a specific focus on the recent human papillomavirus epidemic to improve the physical and psychological health of all individuals. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.