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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

Education: What Clients Need to Know

  • Certain behaviors increase the risk of STDs

  • Consistent and correct use of condoms can prevent STDs, including HIV

  • How to recognize STD symptoms

  • If STD is suspected, seek health care promptly

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Educating clients about STDs is the first step in STD prevention. Education is essential to help clients understand that certain sexual behaviors increase the risk of STD transmission. These behaviors include beginning sexual intercourse at a young age, having multiple sexual partners, and intercourse with partners at high risk of having or getting STDs.

For those clients who choose to engage in high risk behaviors, the consistent and correct use of condoms can prevent STDs, including HIV. If an STD is suspected, clients should also be taught how to recognize STD symptoms and the importance of seeking health care promptly.

 

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