Young People and Sexually Transmitted Infections

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In the United States, sexually active young people experience high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which can endanger their long-term health; some STIs are incurable, while others damage the reproductive system if left untreated. Some populations of youth face higher risk of STIs - African American/Black youth, young women, homeless youth, and young men who have sex with men (YMSM). While young people can take steps to reduce their risk of STIs, factors beyond their control put many at heightened risk.

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