Mycoplasma genitalium in men who have sex with men at male-only saunas
CS Bradshaw, CK Fairley, NA Lister, SJ Chen, SM Garland, SN Tabrizi
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS | B M J PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2009
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and clinical associations of Mycoplasma genitalium in urethral, rectal and pharyngeal specimens collected from men who have sex with men (MSM) attending male-only saunas. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 521 MSM attending six male-only saunas in Melbourne was conducted between October 2001 and September 2002. Stored urine and rectal and pharyngeal swabs were tested for M genitalium by real-time polymerase chain reaction. The prevalence of M genitalium and clinical associations were determined. RESULTS: A high prevalence (12.9%; 95% CI 10.2% to 15.9%) of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) was found in MSM. M genitalium (2.1%; 95% CI 1.1% to 3.6%)..View full abstract
Awarded by National Medical and Research Council
CSB holds a National Medical and Research Council Research Fellowship, Grant ID 465164.