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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Sources Used in Current Review

CDC – NPIN. STDs – Today. Available online at through Accessed February 2012. 

Information on GARDASIL. Available online at through Accessed February 2012.

CDC. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Trichomoniasis - CDC Fact Sheet. Available online at through Accessed February 2012.

Sinnema, J. University of Alberta researchers move closer to hepatitis C vaccine. Postmedia News. February 15, 2012. Available online at through Accessed February 2012.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, NIH). Sexually Transmitted Infections. Available online at through with additional information (Key points about STIs in the United States) at Accessed February 12, 2009.

Barclay, Laurie. CDC Issues Annual Report on Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Medscape Today. Available online at through Accessed February 2009.

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