High prevalence and incidence of sexually transmitted diseases in urban adolescent females despite moderate risk behaviors.

@article{Bunnell1999HighPA,
  title={High prevalence and incidence of sexually transmitted diseases in urban adolescent females despite moderate risk behaviors.},
  author={Rebecca E. Bunnell and L Dahlberg and Robert T. Rolfs and Raymond L Ransom and Ken Gershman and Carol Farshy and Wilbert J. Newhall and Sandra L Schmid and Katie Stone and Michael E. St. Louis},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1999},
  volume={180 5},
  pages={1624-31}
}
To better understand the prevalence, incidence, and risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among female adolescents, a prospective 6-month cohort study was conducted at four teen clinics in a southeastern city. At enrollment, 260 (40%) of 650 sexually active females ages 14-19 years had an STD: chlamydia, 27%; herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), 14%; gonorrhea, 6%; trichomoniasis, 3%; and hepatitis B, 2%. At follow-up, 112 (23%) of 501 participants had an incident infection… CONTINUE READING
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