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Screening in High Schools May Lower the Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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  • Screening all teenagers is an effective way to detect STDs, according to a new study.
  • 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 easily.

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