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Timing of Incident STI Relative to Sex Partner Change in Young Women

Ott, Mary A. MD, MA*; Harezlak, Jaroslaw PhD; Ofner, Susan MS; Fortenberry, J. Dennis MD, MS*

doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3182641ecf
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Among adolescents, partner changes are associated with STIs, but little is known about the timing. Using daily diaries and weekly STI tests, we describe whether infections occur before or after sex partner change during periods when a young woman changes partners once. Results showed infections occurring both before and after partner changes.

Using daily diaries and weekly STI tests, we examine the timing of STIs relative to sex partner change among young women reporting serial monogamy.

From the *Section of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN; and †Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Conflict of interest and source of funding: Supported by the NIH K23-HD049444–01, R01 HD 044387. No authors report a conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Mary A. Ott, MD, MA, Section of Adolescent Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, 410 West 10th St, HS 1001 Indianapolis, IN 46202. E-mail: maott@iupui.edu.

Received for publication November 17, 2011, and accepted June 11, 2012.

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