STD issues: Not filling prescriptions and condom use

In today’s news brief, I follow-up on yesterday’s show with more on sexually transmitted infections.

In a research letter published online in JAMA Pediatrics, we find that fewer than 60% of young women diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the emergency department fill prescriptions for antimicrobial therapy to treat these conditions.

STIs are rising in Australia also. A new survey from the University of New South Wales looks at a number of markers concerning STIs and people aged 15-29 yo, including condom use.

I’ll take a look at these issues.

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