Journal article

Supplemental Trichomonas vaginalis testing is required to maintain control following a transition from Pap smear to HPV DNA testing for cervical screening: a mathematical modelling study

David Gabriel Regan, Ben B Hui, Rebecca J Guy, Basil Donovan, Jane S Hocking, Matthew G Law

Sexually Transmitted Infections | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Using mathematical modelling, we have previously shown that the prevalence of infection with Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) is likely to increase in the general population in Australia with the transition from Pap smear-based cervical screening to human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing. Here we use the existing model to estimate the level of supplemental testing required to maintain TV control. METHODS: A compartmental mathematical model describing the transmission of TV in the general heterosexual population in Australia was used to evaluate the impact of a range of screening scenarios on TV prevalence over time following the transition to HPV DNA testing for cervical screening. Sce..

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