Journal article

Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis in a public colposcopy clinic population

Rodney W Petersen, Sepehr N Tabrizi, Suzanne Garland, Julie A Quinlivan

SEXUAL HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis is a major public health issue, with notifications of this sexually transmitted disease continuing to rise in Australia. Women attending colposcopy clinics are referred for treatment of cervical abnormalities often associated with human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. There is evidence that women who have acquired one sexually transmitted infection, such as HPV, are at higher risk of acquiring another. Women attending colposcopy clinics may therefore be at risk of undiagnosed infection with C. trachomatis. AIM: To determine the prevalence of C. trachomatis in women attending a public metropolitan colposcopy clinic in Victoria. METHODS: A cross-sectional stu..

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