Prevalence and Correlates of Trichomonas Vaginalis Infection Among Female U.S. Federal Prison Inmates
September 10, 2010
Previous studies have noted Trichomonas vaginalis prevalence rates of 22 percent to 47 percent among women entering U.S. jails and state prisons. The authors of the current report sought to determine prevalence of the STD among inmates in two female-only federal prisons in the United States.
A positive urine result or vaginal swab result or both were noted for 8.5 percent of participants at one prison and 8.3 percent of participants at the other; combined prevalence was 8.5 percent. With positivity in either specimen as the reference standard, urine polymerase chain reaction had a sensitivity of 66.7 percent; vaginal swab PCR had a sensitivity of 84.4 percent.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
09.2010; Vol. 37; No. 9: P. 585-590; Siobhan Sutcliffe; Sara B. Newman; Andrew Hardick; Charlotte A. Gaydos
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