This article describes prevalence and recent trends in the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STD) among young people in the United States. Common clinical presentations and best practices related to screening and treatment of these conditions are summarized. Clinical considerations for working with adolescents and young adults in the area of sexual and reproductive health are highlighted. Key approaches for sexually transmitted disease prevention with adolescents and young adults are presented.
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The authors would like to recognize Ms Jenna Baumgartner, MS, for her excellent editorial assistance with article preparation. The writing of this article was supported with funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( U48-DP005022-05-00 ; Sieving, PI) and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau ( T71MC000064100 ; Sieving, PI). The funding agencies were not involved in the preparation, review, or approval of this article.
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- Clinical practice guidelines
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Young adults