Factors Associated With Recurrent Chlamydial Infection and Failure to Return for Retesting in Young Women Entering National Job Training Program, 1998-2005
April 17, 2008
The purpose of the current study was to evaluate factors associated with recurrent chlamydial infection and failure to return for retesting among socioeconomically disadvantaged women, ages 16 to 24, entering the National Job Training Program from 1998 to 2005. The researchers computed by sociodemographic variables the prevalence of chlamydia at the initial visit and recurrent infection (a positive chlamydia test one to two months after completing treatment).
"The high prevalence of recurrent infection in these women may be due to reinfection and/or treatment failure," the authors concluded. "The findings of this analysis underscore the need for retesting infected women regardless of their demographic characteristics."
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
04.2008; Vol. 35; No. 4: P. 368-371; M. Riduan Joesoef, M.D., Ph.D.; Hillard S. Weinstock, M.D., M.P.H.; Robert E. Johnson, M.D., M.P.H.
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