Journal article

Testing rates for sexually transmitted infections among HIV-infected men who have sex with men attending two different HIV services

Richard Teague, Anne Mijch, Christopher K Fairley, Mohsin Sidat, Kerrie Watson, Kerri Boyd, Marcus Y Chen

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STD & AIDS | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

This study compares the testing rates of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) attending two HIV clinics in Melbourne. Data on STI testing over a 12-month period were obtained for all HIV-positive MSM who attended the clinics between January and March 2006. Screening rates for bacterial STIs were significantly higher at a sexual health clinic (n = 254) compared with an infectious diseases clinic (n = 351), whether this was measured according to: at least one STI test being performed for chlamydia, gonorrhoea or syphilis (69% vs. 38%, P < 0.01); serological testing for syphilis alone (67% vs. 34%, P < 0.01); or 'complete' STI scree..

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