volume 22, issue 4, P665-691 2008
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2008.05.009
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Abstract: Sexually transmitted infections remain a major public health concern in the United States. An estimated 19 million infections occur each year. The economic burden imposed by sexually transmitted infections is impressive: direct medical costs are estimated to be as high as $15.5 billion annually. Women and infants disproportionately bear the long-term consequences of sexually transmitted diseases. This article briefly introduces various infections, reviews new diagnostic information, and presents the latest gui…

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