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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Sexually Transmitted Infection/Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing Among Adolescents in a Large Pediatric Primary Care Network

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Disruptions in sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to impact STI service delivery for adolescents. Within a large pediatric primary care network, we compared STI testing encounters between the pandemic period and an analogous prepandemic period. The STI test counts decreased and test positivity increased during the pandemic period.


Bonett S, Petsis D, Dowshen N, Bauermeister J, Wood SM