Gender differences in risk for sexually transmitted diseases

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  • Emerging data suggest that males and females differ in important ways in terms of their biological risks for STD acquisition, the clinical manifestation of infection when present and their behavioral likelihood of both acquiring and transmitting STDs. Clinicians will benefit from being aware that women in particular who acquire STDs may not do so because they have had large numbers of sexual partners but may in fact be infected as a result of their sexual partners' behaviors. Thus, these data have implications both for routine screening in women and for men with and at risk for STDs. Copyright © by the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation.
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  • Hook EW
  • Start Page

  • 10
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  • 11
  • Volume

  • 343
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  • 1