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AHF: CDC Should Listen to STD Experts, Call For Routine STD Screenings Every Three Months for Persons on PrEP | Business Wire | American Health Council

AHF: CDC Should Listen to STD Experts, Call For Routine STD Screenings Every Three Months for Persons on PrEP | Business Wire

AHF: CDC Should Listen to STD Experts, Call For Routine STD Screenings Every Three Months for Persons on PrEP | Business Wire - Health Council

Although persons in monogamous serodiscordant relationships may not require frequent screening, the majority of PrEP users would greatly benefit from revised guidelines from the CDC. Based on the existing PrEP testing guidelines, 34 percent of gonorrhea, 40 percent of chlamydia, and 20 percent of syphilis infections would have gone undetected for six-month intervals. Relying on symptom assessment alone at three-month intervals failed to detect an astonishing 77 percent of STDs, according to the study.

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