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Richard A. Goodman, Richard E. Hoffman, Wilfredo Lopez, Gene W. Matthews, Mark Rothstein, and Karen Foster

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195301489

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.001.0001

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Bloodborne and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Bloodborne and Sexually Transmitted Infections

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(p.385) Chapter 16 BLOODBORNE AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS
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Law in Public Health Practice
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Edward P. Richards III

Guthrie S. Birkhead

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0016

This chapter focuses on legal tools for controlling sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and certain related bloodborne infections for which sexual transmission is important. It focuses on the public health and legal response to four selected STIs that also are associated with significant bloodborne or perinatal transmission: HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HBV. Together these pose the key legal questions common to all STIs.

Keywords:   public health practice, sexually transmitted diseases, public health law, health policy, HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis B

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