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NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.
Sources Used in Current Review
CDC – NPIN. STDs – Today. Available online at http://www.cdcnpin.org/scripts/std/std.asp through http://www.cdcnpin.org. Accessed February 2012.
Information on GARDASIL. Available online at http://www.gardasil.com/what-is-gardasil/information-on-gardasil/index.html#one through http://www.gardasil.com. Accessed February 2012.
CDC. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Trichomoniasis - CDC Fact Sheet. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/std/trichomonas/STDFact-Trichomoniasis.htm through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed February 2012.
Sinnema, J. University of Alberta researchers move closer to hepatitis C vaccine. Postmedia News. February 15, 2012. Available online at http://www.canada.com/health/University+Alberta+researchers+move+closer+hepatitis+vaccine/6159502/story.html?id=6159502 through http://www.canada.com. Accessed February 2012.
Sources Used in Previous Reviews
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, NIH). Sexually Transmitted Infections. Available online at http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/topics/sti/ through http://www3.niaid.nih.gov with additional information (Key points about STIs in the United States) at http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/topics/sti/keyPoints.htm. Accessed February 12, 2009.
Barclay, Laurie. CDC Issues Annual Report on Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Medscape Today. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/586754 through http://www.medscape.com. Accessed February 2009.