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Old 01-17-2012
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Help Asking elderly patients about sexual history

Hello dear forum members!

I have some confusions whether we have to ask about STD to every pt? For e.g if the patient is elderly and has marital relations with wife ..in that case do we need to ask the STD or HIV hx? because some elderly pts can get annoyed with this Q..


Please help is needed in this regard.

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Yes. you can ask elderly patients about sexual history.

They don't get embarrassed or annoyed. This is pretty routine in US health care.

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