Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis among women reporting extragenital exposures

Post Date: 
2015-05-15
Publication: 
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Summary: 
Background: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends pharyngeal screening of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) and rectal screening of GC and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) in HIV-infected and at-risk men who have sex with men (MSM). There are currently no recommendations to routinely screen women at extragenital sites. We define the prevalence of extragenital GC and CT in women attending 2 urban sexually transmitted disease clinics in Baltimore City and compare it with the prevalence of extragenital infections in MSM and men who have sex with women.
 
Methods: All patients who reported extragenital exposures in the preceding 3 months, who presented for care between June 1, 2011, and May 31, 2013, and who were tested for GC and CT using nucleic acid amplification tests at all sites of exposure were included in the analyses. We used logistic regression models to identify risk factors for extragenital infections.
Citation: 
Trebach JD, Chaulk CP, Page KR, Tuddenham S, Ghanem KG. Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis among women reporting extragenital exposures. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2015;42(5):233-9.
Collaborators: 

Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore, MD