AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. October 2005, Volume 7, Number 10.

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October 2005 Contents

Ethical Decision Making in the Diagnosis and Management of STDs

Ethics Poll

STD screening should be part of routine physicals on all teens and adults.
I am comfortable taking a complete sexual history from my patients.
The last time I visited the doctor for a routine visit, he or she took a complete sexual history.
I am in favor of:

From the Editor

Speaking of Sex
Megan A. Moreno
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Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

The Wayward Husband
Commentary by Dave Cundiff
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Too Much Information?
Commentary by Christopher Kodama, Kathryn Conniff and Ligia Peralta
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Universal Precautions
Commentary by Leslie E. Wolf
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Journal Discussion

New Strategies for Managing STDs
Abraham P. Schwab
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Medical Education

Why Do We Take a Sexual History?
Ponrat Pakpreo
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Clinical Pearl

Management of Needlestick Injuries in the Health Care Setting
Josiah Penalver
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Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

HIV and Health Law: Striking the Balance between Legal Mandates and Medical Ethics
Laura Lin and Bryan A. Liang
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Policy Forum

From Research to Policy: Expedited Partner Therapy for Chlamydia
Jeffrey D. Klausner
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Medicine and Society

Demography and Contemporary Influences on Sexual Behavior
Sevgi O. Aral
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Sex Education in the Public Schools
Robynn Barth
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Op-Ed and Correspondence


American Academy of Pediatrics Report on Adolescent Pregnancy: Harmful by Omission
Joe S. McIlhaney
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Teens Deserve More than Abstinence-Only Education
Debra Hauser
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History, Art, and Narrative

Medical Humanities

HIV/AIDS Stigma: Historical Perspectives on Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Laura J. McGough
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Suggested Readings and Resources

About the Contributors
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