Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 29th, 2005
According to a recent report published in the journal Clinics in Dermatology, "Although sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are underreported and underrecognized, they are a major source of morbidity, mortality, and represent a major socioeconomic cost in developing and industrialized nations."
"Individuals who develop STDs are often coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Coinfection with HIV both facilitates the natural history of STDs and worsens the clinical picture," said J.J. Wu and coauthors of the Center Clincical Studies in Houston.
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