Webinar - Adolescents and STDs: A Call to Action for Providers and Health Plans

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Each year 9.8 million young people ages 15 to 24 are infected with STDs, resulting in $6.5 billion in annual direct health care costs and long-term health consequences for affected youth. STDs can cause infertility and cancer, lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes, and facilitate HIV transmission. Yet most infections are asymptomatic, reducing the perceived urgency of testing. To advance strategies for payers and providers to improve youth screening and treatment, NIHCM Foundation and the National Chlamydia Coalition hosted a webinar on July 24, 2013 that included the following presentations:

video archive of the event and copies of the presentation slides are available on NIHCM Foundation's website.

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