Economic burden of sexually transmitted infections: incidence and direct medical cost of Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis among Illinois adolescents and young adults, 2005-2006.

@article{Pultorak2009EconomicBO,
  title={Economic burden of sexually transmitted infections: incidence and direct medical cost of Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis among Illinois adolescents and young adults, 2005-2006.},
  author={Elizabeth Pultorak and William G. Wong and Charles Rabins and Supriya D. Mehta},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 10},
  pages={629-36}
}
BACKGROUND Local assessment of sexually transmitted infections (STI) magnitude and economic burden can aid in targeting resources and prevention programs. METHODS Reported cases of Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and primary and secondary syphilis (obtained from the Illinois Department of Public Health) were used to estimate the number of incident cases among persons aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for the proportion of undiagnosed and unreported cases, and sexually active population. STI costs were… CONTINUE READING
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