Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Syphilis

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Syphilis

The AAFP strongly recommends that clinicians screen persons at increased risk for syphilis infection. (2004)

(Grade: A recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspssyph.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Syphilis

The AAFP recommends against routine screening of asymptomatic persons who are not at increased risk for syphilis infection. (2004)

(Grade: D recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspssyph.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Syphilis, Pregnant Women

The AAFP recommends that clinicians screen all pregnant women for syphilis infection. (2009)

(Grade: A recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspssyph.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)