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STD prescription not only for patient, but also their partner.

In some states, patients who test positive for Chlamydia or Gonorrhea will get the prescriptions for themselves as well as their sexual partners. EPT is the delivery of medications or prescriptions by persons infected with an STD to their sex partners without clinical assessment of the partners. This EPT or expedited partner therapy has been allowed by 38 states across the United States as a public health measure, which advocates say goes a long way in preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) According to the statistical research conducted by University of Michigan, the states with the most permissible EPT laws will have most success...

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Health funds deducted by government, creating an alarming situation.

National Institute of Health (NIH) which provides funding for research work on STD and related diseases is facing a proposed budget cut of around 18%. This news came in as a shock in the fraternity as according to the CDC’s latest report on STD rates in the country, indicating a all time high. Public health experts are expressing serious concern about the White House’s proposed 2018 budget, which would cut funding to governments health agencies and programs including CDC (Centre for disease Control). The proposed rate cut will not just hinder the research work alone, but will also affect...

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