This month, the message from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an important one: Treat Me Right.
According to the CDC, “At a time when STDs are at a record high, it’s never been more important to protect your patients’ sexual health as a provider or stand up for your own sexual health as a patient. Having a strong patient-provider relationship is always important, and the stronger these relationships are, the weaker STDs will become.” Half of all new STD cases are in young people between the ages of 15 and 24, and Apex believes patient-provider communication is critical to treatment and prevention. Conversations are so important that CDC produced a video highlighting communication between physicians and their adolescent patients. Join Apex in raising awareness about this spectrum of preventable diseases. Let’s talk.