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Extragenital STI Screening Practices in an Urban Sample of Young Black Men Who Sex With Men (YBMSM): Potential Missed Opportunities

01 Feb 2016

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) disproportionately impact young black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) aged 13-24. Extragenital STIs (ESTIs) are key sites of infection that contribute to HIV risk. Recent extragenital screening guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that YBMSM should be screened annually for ESTIs and more frequently according to risk. We sought to examine the clinical and socio-demographic factors associated with receipt of any extragenital screening (ES) for gonorrhea and chlamydia in an urban population of YBMSM in one clinical setting.

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