Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescents



There are five major principles for prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STI) Education and counseling of patients at risk for STI Identification of asymptomatic patients with STI who are unlikely to seek treatment Effective diagnosis and treatment of STI Effective diagnosis and treatment of partners of patients with STI Identification and immunization of patients at risk for vaccine preventable STI


Sexually Transmit Infection Bacterial Vaginosis Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Vaginal Discharge Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Adolescent and Young Adult MedicineMassGeneral Hospital for ChildrenBostonUSA

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