Journal article

Clinical presentation of asymptomatic and symptomatic heterosexual men who tested positive for urethral gonorrhoea at a sexual health clinic in Melbourne, Australia

Mario Martin-Sanchez, Jason J Ong, Christopher K Fairley, Marcus Y Chen, Deborah A Williamson, Kate Maddaford, Ei T Aung, Georgia Carter, Catriona S Bradshaw, Eric PF Chow

BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Asymptomatic screening for gonorrhoea in heterosexual men is currently not recommended in many countries including Australia, given the prevalence is relatively low in the heterosexual population. We aimed to determine the proportion of urethral gonorrhoea cases among heterosexual men attending a sexual health clinic that was asymptomatic and symptomatic, the time since last sexual contact to the onset of symptoms and the time to clinic presentation following the onset of symptoms. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study that included heterosexual men aged 16 years or above attending the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) in Australia between August 2017 and August 2018. Gon..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowships


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Leadership Investigator Grant


Awarded by Australian NHMRC Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

J.J.O. is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowships (GNT1104781). C.K.F. and C.S.B. are supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Leadership Investigator Grant (GNT1172900 and GNT1173361, respectively). D.A.W. and E.P.F.C. are supported by an Australian NHMRC Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant (GNT1174555 and GNT1172873, respectively).