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Sexually Transmitted Diseases: What Nurses Need to Know
STD/STI Prevention and Treatment

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1. The most commonly reported sexually transmitted infection in the United States in recent years is:

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2. Half of new sexually transmitted infections in recent years have been documented in people ages:

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3. Healthcare professionals may overlook symptoms of STDs/STIs in older adults because:

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4. Which is a true statement about the occurrence of STDs/STIs among U.S. subpopulations?

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5. Which is a true statement regarding STDs/STIs in pregnant women?

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6. A problem associated with treating STDs/STIs in an urgent/emergent care setting is:

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7. When educating a young adult female patient who has been diagnosed with genital warts due to HPV infection, the nurse informs the patient that this is a very common, incurable infection caused by a:

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8. Which is not usually categorized as an STD/STI-causing organism because it is normally found in the human urogenital tract?

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9. While taking a sexual history from an adolescent patient, the clinician’s action is to:

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10. When performing an examination of the female genitalia, the clinician:

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11. The disadvantage of over-the-counter rapid tests for HIV or other STDs/STIs is that such tests:

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12. In a female patient who describes intense genital itching, the clinician suspects the patient’s symptoms are caused by:

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13. When a patient presents with genital ulcers, laboratory testing should include screening for:

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14. The clinician treating a patient with genital warts caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) educates the patient that their infection can be sexually transmitted when they:

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15. When a patient presents with nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), the clinician orders a screening test for:

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16. What concern underlies the principle of initiating quick treatment for STDs/STIs?

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17. Which is a true statement about chlamydial infections in the United States?

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18. Chlamydia screening is least likely to benefit which female patient?

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19. Treatment for chlamydial infections is generally:

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20. Routine screening for gonorrhea is recommended for all:

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21. A patient with a history of urogenital gonorrhea is newly diagnosed with pharyngeal gonorrhea. When the patient questions the recommended 2-dose azithromycin regime, the clinician explains that:

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22. Which description fits primary syphilis?

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23. The preferred treatment for syphilis is the:

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24. The two types of infections caused by the herpes simplex viruses, HSV-1 and HSV-2:

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25. Patients with genital herpes can sometimes tell when an outbreak is about to occur by experiencing prodromal symptoms, including:

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26. When caring for a patient with genital herpes, the clinician explains to the patient that antiviral drugs such as acyclovir can:

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27. Body fluids that have been proven to transmit HIV infection include blood, semen, breast milk, vaginal secretions, and:

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28. Genital warts are caused by the:

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29. The incidence of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infections in the United States is:

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30. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are typically:

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31. Female patients with human papillomavirus infections are most often found to have:

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32. In appearance, genital warts caused by human papillomavirus infection are:

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33. The treatment for genital warts includes:

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34. Vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) is recommended:

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35. A characteristic of symptomatic trichomoniasis is:

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36. Treatment for the sexual partners of a patient with trichomoniasis is recommended:

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37. Which is a true statement about pubic lice?

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38. New protocols on the treatment of pubic lice include:

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39. Scabies is definitively diagnosed from:

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40. Which is a true statement regarding STD/STI prevention education among adolescents?

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41. Which is not a true statement regarding STD/STI transmission risk among sex workers?

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42. After monogamy, the best protection against STDs/STIs for sexually active people is:

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43. Which is a correct instruction in the use of a female condom?

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44. Which STD/STI is not nationally monitored?

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45. Expedited partner therapy (EPT), by which patients with STDs/STIs deliver medications to their sexual partners:

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46. Forensic evidence from a person who has been sexually assaulted is best collected by:

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47. Victims of sexual assault are usually treated for STDs/STIs:

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48. What is the rationale for conducting follow-up testing after a sexual assault?

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49. When counseling a patient regarding impacts of a sexually transmitted infection, the clinician:


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