Journal article

Risk factors for urethral gonorrhoea infection among heterosexual males in Melbourne, Australia: 2007-17

Tiffany R Phillips, Christopher K Fairley, Marcus Y Chen, Catriona S Bradshaw, Eric PF Chow

SEXUAL HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background Since 2014 there has been an increase in gonorrhoea among heterosexuals in Australia. Sex with a partner from a country with high gonorrhoea prevalence has been identified as a risk factor for gonorrhoea in heterosexual females, but risk factors for heterosexual males remain unclear. This study determined risk factors for gonorrhoea among heterosexual males. METHODS: Retrospective analysis was performed among heterosexual males attending Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2017. Countries for overseas sexual partners were stratified as high-prevalence countries (HPC) or low-prevalence countries (LPC) based on the incidence of gonorrhoea. RE..

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