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Rates of Testing, PPX for STIs in Adolescent Victims of Sexual Assault


Background: Sexual assault (SA) victims are at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STI). The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published guidelines recommending testing and prophylactic treatment (PPX) for chlamydia and gonorrhea and pregnancy testing for post-pubertal adolescents. Objective: To describe and compare testing and PPX among 38 EDs for adolescent SA victims and whether a specialized pathway or team increases th more...
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