INCIDENCE AND DURATION OF INCIDENT OROPHARYNGEAL GONORRHOEA AND CHLAMYDIA INFECTIONS AMONG MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN: A PROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY
EPF Chow, LA Vodstrcil, DA Williamson, K Maddaford, JS Hocking, MM Ashcroft, V De Petra, CS Bradshaw, CK Fairley
Sexually Transmitted Infections | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVES: This prospective cohort study aimed to determine the natural history and incidence of oropharyngeal gonorrhoea and chlamydia among a cohort of men who have sex with men (MSM) over a 12-week period, and to examine risk factors associated with incident oropharyngeal infections. METHODS: MSM either aged ≥18 years and had a diagnosis of oropharyngeal gonorrhoea by nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) in the past 3 months or aged 18-35 years who were HIV-negative taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) were eligible for this study. Enrolled men were followed up for 12 weeks. Oropharyngeal swabs were collected at week 0 (baseline) and week 12 (end of study). Between these time points,..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
This study was supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant (GNT568971). C.K.F. and C.S.B. are supported by an 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). J.S.H. is supported by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (GNT1136117).