We heartily congratulate Dr Shafer and her group1 for evaluating self-screening methods for the common sexually transmitted infections, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas, in adolescents. We would like to add that human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and the cause of cervical cancer,2 is also easily detected by self-sampling.3,4
Harper DM, Raymond M, Reichert J. Self-screening Methods Are the Next Public Health Improvement for Sexually Transmitted Infection Detection. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002;156(11):1154–1155. doi:
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