In 2019, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)1 reported the highest recorded rates of chlamydial, gonococcal, and syphilis infections. Young women aged 15 to 24 years had the highest rates of chlamydia; similarly, gonorrhea rates were highest among adolescents, particularly female individuals and male individuals with male sex partners. Most individuals with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are asymptomatic.
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Haamid FW, Bonny AE, Holland-Hall C. Protecting Adolescents During a Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing Shortage: An Additional Challenge During a Global Pandemic. JAMA Pediatr. 2021;175(7):667–668. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.0287
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