March 19, 2019 | 3 min read
Reversing the Backslide: Sexually Transmitted Infections in the US
By Matthew Hamill, MBBCh, MPH, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Open, non-judgmental, respectful, medically-relevant conversations need to be the cornerstone of all therapeutic relationships. As long as patients feel valued and at the center of their care, are aware of the reasons we ask questions, and that these inquiries are designed to help make or exclude a diagnosis, patients are willing to engage in discussions about sexually transmitted infections.