Comparison of the patterns of chlamydia and gonorrhoea at the oropharynx, anorectum and urethra among men who have sex with men.
Marjan Tabesh, Christopher K Fairley, Jane S Hocking, Deborah A Williamson, Lei Zhang, Xianglong Xu, Catriona S Bradshaw, Marcus Y Chen, Eric Pf Chow
Sexually Transmitted Infections | BMJ | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVE: Chlamydia and gonorrhoea are common sexually transmitted infections that infect the oropharynx, anorectum and urethra in men who have sex with men (MSM). This study aimed to examine the pattern of infection at more than one site (multisite) for chlamydia and gonorrhoea among MSM. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of MSM attending the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre for the first time between 2018 and 2019. We included MSM aged ≥16 years who had tested for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis at all three sites (oropharynx, anorectum and urethra). We compared infections that occurred at a single site (termed single-site infection) and those that occurred at more tha..View full abstract