Urine testing isn't enough to detect STDs in gay youth, study says

06/14/2013 | InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration)

Urine testing alone would have failed to detect 85% of chlamydia and 72% of gonorrhea infections among young men who have sex with men, according to a study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting. Rectal examination had the lowest missed infection rates compared with urine and throat screenings, researchers said.

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