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Goals

Section 1
Section 2

- Objectives
> Prevention
- Education
- Assessing
- Skills Training
- Behavioral
- Couples
- Peer Groups
- Contraceptive
- Dual Method
- Alternative
- Male Condom
- Negotiating
- Reaching
- Correct Use
- Promotion
- Female
- Correct Use
- Resource
- Resource
- Summary

Section 3

Summary

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Section 2 - STD Prevention

STD Prevention

Elements of STD Prevention

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STD prevention activities can be provided by all primary and reproductive health care services, including family planning and maternal and child health (FP/MCH) programs.

Prevention is used here to mean “primary prevention,” which refers to preventing infections in individuals who do not have an STD. Essential elements of primary prevention of STDs are education and counseling. Primary prevention also includes discussion of contraceptive choices and the importance of condom use for individuals at risk of STDs.

If resources are available, programs can also provide “secondary prevention” services. These services include diagnosing and treating existing STDs and assisting in partner notification, thus preventing further spread of infection. Approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of STDs are discussed in more detail in the STD management section of this presentation.

 

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