Journal article

Factors Associated With Early Resumption of Condomless Anal Sex Among Men Who Have Sex With Men After Rectal Chlamydia Treatment

Andrew Lau, Fabian Yuh Shiong Kong, Christopher Fairley, David J Templeton, Janaki Amin, Mark A Boyd, Catriona S Bradshaw, Marcus Y Chen, Basil Donovan, Carole Khaw, David A Lewis, Anna McNulty, David G Regan, Mahesh Ratnayake, Jane Hocking

Sexually Transmitted Diseases | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The resumption of sexual activity shortly after commencing treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is poorly described despite contributing to onward transmission. With azithromycin remaining an option for rectal Chlamydia trachomatis, resuming sex too early after treatment may contribute to antimicrobial resistance because of exposure of newly acquired STIs to subinhibitory concentrations. METHODS: Clinical and sexual behavioral data were collected from men participating in a trial assessing treatment efficacy for rectal chlamydia. Data were collected at recruitment and weekly for 3 weeks after commencing treatment. Outcome measures were resumption of any sexual act..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council Research Grant (APP1124172).