Gonorrhoea and chlamydia testing rates of HIV-infected men: low despute guidelines

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2010-11-15
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Sexually Transmitted Infections
Summary: 
Objectives: Screening HIV-infected men for gonorrhea (GC) and Chlamydia (CT) may decrease HIV transmission and reduce the incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease in female partners. This study determined GC/CT testing rates in a clinical HIV cohort before and after 2003 when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidelines for GC/CT screening.
 
Methods: First GC/CT testing episodes were identified for all men enrolling in a Baltimore HIV clinic 1999–2007. Multivariate Cox and logistic regression were used to assess clinical and demographic factors associated with being tested and with having a positive result.
Citation: 
Berry SA, Ghanem KG, Page KR, Thio CL, Moore RD, Gebo KA. Gonorrhoea and chlamydia testing rates of HIV-infected men: low despute guidelines. Sex Transm Dis. 2010 Nov;86(6):481-4. doi: 10.1136/sti.2009.041541. Epub 2010 Jun 2.