Specialised sexual health clinics (SHCs) play an important role in addressing the staggering rates of STIs seen in many high-income nations. Despite increasing healthcare coverage in the US and nationalised health care in some countries, there is a continued need for SHCs to meet the needs of patients and the community, especially for high-priority populations: those at high risk of STI acquisition and/or groups historically marginalised and underserved in the traditional healthcare system. We need to mobilise resources to support a stronger clinical infrastructure in specialised SHCs. This review describes the importance of SHCs, their future role, and some of the innovative programs housed within SHCs in the US, Australia, and the Netherlands to address both STI and HIV prevention for the populations they serve.
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Ramchandani, Meena S.; Bourne, Christopher; Barbee, Lindley A.; Hoornenborg, Elske; Pathela, Preeti; Taylor, Stephanie N.; and De Vries, Henry, "The Need For Sexual Health Clinics, Their Future Role, And Contribution To Public Health" (2022). School of Medicine Faculty Publications. 597.