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The control of STIs among adolescents is a recognised health priority in France.1 There are limited data on STI epidemiology among adolescents both across Europe and at the global level.2–4 We report a cross-sectional study to describe the cascade of care (number tested, diagnosed, treated) for youngsters ( ≤ 18 years) attending Free HIV and STI Information, Screening and Diagnosis Clinics (CeGIDD) in Paris for consultation on STIs. HIV, serology or rapid test, anti-HCV, HBsAg, anti-HBcorAb, Chlamydia, Gonococci and Mycoplasma specimens for PCR were collected as part of the routine approach at STI diagnosis. Syphilis serology was performed only in patients with more than 10 partners each year, migrants and men who have sex with men. CeGIDD was totally free of charge. The interval between first attendance and availability of test results was up to 7 days. …
Handling editor Anna Maria Geretti
Contributors All authors participated in study design.TK, NV, TC, NB, NP, MB, LM-J and KL have collected data.TK and NV performed the statistical analysis and wrote the article. DD, JG and VL performed blood examinations. All the authors carefully reviewed the article.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.