The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on STI/HIV testing among adolescents in a large pediatric primary care network.

TitleThe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on STI/HIV testing among adolescents in a large pediatric primary care network.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsBonett S, Petsis D, Dowshen N, Bauermeister J, Wood SM
JournalSex Transm Dis
Date Published2021 Mar 19
ISSN1537-4521
Abstract

ABSTRACT: Disruptions in 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 pre-pandemic period. STI test counts decreased and test positivity increased during the pandemic period.

DOI10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001427
Alternate JournalSex Transm Dis
PubMed ID33783411