Screening for nonviral sexually transmitted infections in adolescents and young adults

Pamela J. Murray, Paula K. Braverman, William P. Adelman, Cora C. Breuner, David A. Levine, Arik V. Marcell, Rebecca F. O'Brien, Loretta E. Gavin, Rachel J. Miller, Hatim A. Omar, Jorge L. Pinzon, Benjamin Shain, Karen Smith, Mark Del Monte, Gale R. Burstein

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Abstract

Prevalence rates of many sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are highest among adolescents. If nonviral STIs are detected early, they can be treated, transmission to others can be eliminated, and sequelae can be averted. The US Preventive Services Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis screening guidelines that recommend screening those at risk on the basis of epidemiologic and clinical outcomes data. This policy statement specifically focuses on these curable, nonviral STIs and reviews the evidence for nonviral STI screening in adolescents, communicates the value of screening, and outlines recommendations for routine nonviral STI screening of adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e302-e311
JournalPediatrics
Volume134
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Nonviral STIs
  • Screening
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Syphilis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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