Common sexually transmitted infections in adolescents.

  title={Common sexually transmitted infections in adolescents.},
  author={Erica J. Gibson and David lamont Bell and Sherine A Powerful},
  journal={Primary care},
  volume={41 3},
Adolescents are often at higher risk for acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Medical providers should be alert for both asymptomatic and symptomatic STIs, and follow appropriate screening guidelines. Moreover, providers need to know how to best administer adolescent-friendly confidential care, treatment, and health education in the primary care setting. This article addresses the most common adolescent STIs and pertinent recommendations for screening, diagnosis, and management of… CONTINUE READING