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PURPOSE The importance of diagnosing trichomoniasis is highlighted by its strong association with HIV acquisition and viral shedding. The low sensitivity of wet preparation and often asymptomatic nature of trichomoniasis results in failure to recognize and treat this sexually transmitted infection. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical research with adolescents can be challenging due to issues of informed consent, parental involvement, institutional review board requirements, and adolescent psychosocial development. These requirements present a dilemma, particularly in the area of sexual health research, as adolescents are disproportionately affected by sexually(More)
BACKGROUND Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common among adolescents, and multiple STIs over one's lifetime can increase health risks. Few studies have assessed lifetime STI prevalence. This study evaluates minority, underserved adolescents' self-reported lifetime STI history and objective STI rates. METHODS Lifetime STI rates of female patients(More)
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