Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Sydney women.
Marcus Y Chen, Richard Rohrsheim, Basil Donovan
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol | Published : 2005
BACKGROUND: In Australia, reported rates of Chlamydia trachomatis infection have been rising progressively since the mid-1990s. Opportunistic testing of sexually active young women attending clinical services for other reasons has already been implemented in a number of other countries. AIMS: To help guide chlamydia testing of women, this study aimed to establish factors predictive of chlamydial infection in an Australian clinical setting. METHODS: Women attending a sexual health service in Sydney who tested positive for C. trachomatis by polymerase chain reaction and who did not have any concurrent urogenital infections (n = 170) were compared with chlamydia-negative controls (n = 170). Fac..View full abstract