Screening in High Schools May Lower the Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Screening all teenagers is an effective way to detect STDs, according to a
- More than 90% of students with STDs had no symptoms, and the prevalence of
chlamydia and gonorrhea was twice as high in girls than in boys.
- Undetected STDs, even without symptoms, can cause serious long-term
complications, such as infertility or the ability to contract HIV more
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