Prevalance of pharyngeal,rectal and GU chlamydia and gonorrhea in a high risk urban youth MSM population: Urine screening alone significantly underestimates infections
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related research
Identify the rate of Gonorrhea and Chlamydial asymptomatic rectal and pharyngeal carriage in MSM youth and the number of infections that are missed by urine alone screening.
Keyword(s): Adolescent Health
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: NAAT (Nucleic Acid Amplification Test)- non FDA approved method for extragenital STDs screening.
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: because I supervised and mentored the work and the first author who is a fellow and assured the quality of the data and reviewed and edited the abstract.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.