The Continuous Increased Occurrence of Sexually Transmitted Infective Diseases
18-8-2017 10:00 AM
18-8-2017 11:30 AM
Sexually transmitted disease infections are on the rise at an alarming rate. Gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia infections are increasing in young people aged 15 to 24 years of age. The purpose of this integrative literature review was to explore and evaluate the risk factors for contracting a sexually transmitted disease as well as exploring the stigma associated with sexually transmitted diseases in regard to prevention, testing, education, and open discussion of such . The design of this study is a systemic integrative literature review that will aim to develop interventions for sexually transmitted disease prevention and awareness. The search engines utilized in this review included: PubMed, CINAHL, Science Direct, and the CDC. This review identified a number of risk factors including ethnic and racial disparities, poverty and marginalization, access to healthcare, substance abuse, age, number of sex partners, and privacy as the top contributors to sexually transmitted infections rising. However, while persons were participating in more unprotected sex when meeting partners online, it could be assumed that they are more likely to be infected than people who do not meet partners online and engage in unprotected sex. A need to conduct further research exists to determine the most effective ways to halt the rise of infections and possibly reverse the trend.
Keywords: sexually transmitted infections/diseases, sexual health, rates, nursing
Since August 17, 2017
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