San Francisco Bay Area Aims To Tackle STIs With No-Cost Home Tests for Young Women

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In a California Healthline Special Report by Deirdre Kennedy, experts discussed a new pilot program designed to help young women in the San Francisco Bay Area obtain no-cost home testing kits for sexually transmitted infections.

The Special Report includes comments from:

  • Heidi Bauer, chief of the state Department of Public Health’s Sexually Transmitted Disease Control branch;
  • Victoria Jones, outreach worker with the San Francisco Department of Public Health;
  • Vivian Levy, STD control officer for the San Mateo County Health Department; and
  • Freya Spielberg, senior health scientist at RTI International and director of Research Mentorship at the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center (Kennedy, California Healthline, 6/13).

The complete transcript of this Special Report is available as a PDF.

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