Changes in Testing and Diagnoses of Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Academic Article


  • We evaluated changes in rates of testing and diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections during the 2017-2020 period at Kaiser Permanente Southern California. During the COVID-19 pandemic period, we observed profound reductions in testing and fewer diagnoses of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV compared with prepandemic periods, but syphilis diagnoses rates increased by 32%.
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    Author List

  • Chang JJ; Chen Q; Dionne-Odom J; Hechter RC; Bruxvoort KJ
  • Start Page

  • 851
  • End Page

  • 854
  • Volume

  • 49
  • Issue

  • 12