Prevention of sexually transmitted infection in teenagers is a high priority. The introduction of non-invasive methods for diagnostic testing of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae has enabled screening for these sexually transmitted micro-organisms in a range of community-based settings among populations at high risk, such as teenagers, who do not readily access existing sexual health services.
aLecturer in Public Health, Division of Public Health Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nottingham Medical School and bConsultant in Communicable Disease Control, Department of Public Health, Nottingham Health Authority, UK
Correspondence to Dr Nicola J. James, Lecturer in Public Health, Division of Public Health Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nottingham Medical School, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK. Tel: +44 (0)115 970 9301; fax: +44 (0)115 970 9316; e-mail: Nicola.email@example.com
AbbreviationSTI: sexually transmitted infection