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Sources Used in Current Review

CDC Fact Sheet. Reported STDs in the United States. 2014 National Data for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats14/std-trends-508.pdf. Accessed November 2015.

MedlinePlus. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Available online at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sexuallytransmitteddiseases.html. Accessed November 2015.

MedlinePlus. HPV. Available online at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hpv.html. Accessed November 2015.

American Sexual Health Association. Hepatitis. Available online at http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/hepatitis/. Accessed November 2015.

American Sexual Health Association. Hepatitis C. Available online at http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/hepatitis/hepatitis-c/. Accessed November 2015.

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/ 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. Accessed February 2009.

CDC – NPIN. STDs – Today. Available online at http://www.cdcnpin.org/scripts/std/std.asp. Accessed February 2012.

Information on GARDASIL. Available online at http://www.gardasil.com/what-is-gardasil/information-on-gardasil/index.html#one. Accessed February 2012.

CDC. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Trichomoniasis - CDC Fact Sheet. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/std/trichomonas/STDFact-Trichomoniasis.htm. 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. Accessed February 2012.

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