1. Create a nonjudgmental environment that encourages adolescents to seek and/or accept appropriate care, including preventive care and risk-reduction counseling.
2. Improve competency in counseling sexually active adolescents about STI prevention.
3. Use the opportunity of HPV vaccination to initiate the larger discussion about STI prevention.
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Bernard G. Ewigman, MD, MSPH, FAAFP, Professor and Chair, University of Chicago, NorthShore University Health System, Chicago, Illinois
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