Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Testing Rates of HIV-Infected Men: Low Despite Guidelines
November 10, 2010
Noting that gonorrhea (GC) and chlamydia (CT) screening for HIV-infected men "may decrease HIV transmission and reduce the incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease in female partners," the study authors determined GC/CT testing rates in a clinical HIV cohort before and after 2003, when CDC issued guidelines for GC/CT screening.
First GC/CT testing episodes were identified for all men enrolling in a Baltimore HIV clinic from 1999 to 2007. Clinical and demographic factors associated with being tested and with having a positive result were assessed using multivariate Cox and logistic regression.
Sexually Transmitted Infections
11.2010; Vol. 86: P. 481-484; Stephen A. Berry; Khalil G. Ghanem; Kathleen R. Page; Chloe L. Thio; Richard D. Moore; Kelly A. Gebo
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