The Healthy People 2020 evidence-based resources identified have been selected by subject matter experts at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. Each of the selected evidence-based resources has been rated and classified according to a set of selection criteria based, in part, on publication status, publication type, and number of studies. This classification scheme does not necessarily consider all dimensions of quality, such as statistical significance, effect size (e.g., magnitude of effect), meaningfulness of effect, additional effect over control, and study design (e.g., sample size, power, internal validity, external validity, generalizability, potential biases, potential confounders).
The following clinical recommendations come from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) .
Screening for Gonorrhea
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen all sexually active women, including those who are pregnant, for gonorrhea infection if they are at increased risk for infection (that is, if they are young or have other individual or population risk factors).
Screening for HIV
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen all pregnant women for HIV.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) strongly recommends that clinicians screen for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) all adolescents and adults at increased risk for HIV infection.
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The following consumer resources are from healthfinder.gov.
The only way to know for sure if you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD) is to get tested. Use these tips to talk to your partner about getting tested together.
The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. Use these questions to talk to your doctor about getting tested.
Eat healthy, stay active, and see your doctor or midwife regularly.
The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested.
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