Host: Jennifer Shu, MD
Guest: Jill Grimes, MD
There are 340 million cases of curable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) each year around the world. In developing countries, STDs and their complications are among the top five disease categories for which adults seek healthcare. Dr. Jill Grimes, practicing board-certified family physician in Austin, Texas, and associate editor of the 5-Minute Clinical Consult textbook, joins host Dr. Jennifer Shu to discuss notable facts and figures in the common struggle with curable sexually transmitted diseases. What medical advances in the United States might help patients with STDs across the globe, and vice versa: what lessons in effective care overseas can we apply to our work in the United States?