Neisseria gonorrhea and Chlamydia trachomatis among Human Immunodeficiency Virus-infected women

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
In this study, we determine risk factors for CT and GC infection in women receiving HIV continuity care using data from the Johns Hopkins HIV Clinical Cohort. The Johns Hopkins HIV Clinical Cohort is a longitudinal observational study of adult patients (≥18 years old) in HIV care in the Johns Hopkins HIV Clinic. Only patients with a confirmed diagnosis of HIV can receive care at the Johns Hopkins HIV Clinic and are eligible for enrollment in the cohort. After informed consent, information is collected by medical record technicians and electronically from several sources including outpatient and inpatient medical records, Johns Hopkins Health System automated databases, supplemental medical records from outside facilities, and vital records. Less than 1% of patients have refused consent. Comprehensive demographic, clinical, laboratory, and pharmaceutical data are collected and summarized at enrolment and at 6-month intervals. Maintenance of the database and use of its contents for analysis was approved by the Institutional Review Board of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Details of the database design have been described previously.
Page KR, Moore RD, Wilgus B, Gindi R, Erbelding E. Neisseria gonorrhea and Chlamydia trachomatis among HIV-infected women. Sex Transm Dis. 2008 Oct;35(10):859-61. PMCID: PMC2597515. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31817bbcb4.

Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD