Journal article

Factors associated with anorectal Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae test positivity in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Andrew Lau, Fabian Yuh Shiong Kong, Willa Huston, Eric PF Chow, Christopher K Fairley, Jane S Hocking

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: There has been considerable discussion about anorectal Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) in women, with some calling for anorectal CT screening, but little about anorectal Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG). Given that urogenital NG is more strongly associated with pelvic inflammatory disease, this is an evidence gap. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigates the associations between anorectal CT in women and CT positivity at other sites (urogenital/oropharyngeal) and with anal intercourse, and compares these with anorectal NG within the same study populations. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for English-language studies published to October 2018 using the following term..

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