Journal article

Prevalence and risk factors for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Trichomonas vaginalis infection in pregnant women in Papua New Guinea

RA Wangnapi, S Soso, HW Unger, C Sawera, M Ome, AJ Umbers, N Ndrewei, P Siba, CSN Li Wai Suen, A Vallely, J Wapling, C Ryan, I Mueller, SJ Rogerson

Sexually Transmitted Infections | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of, and risk factors associated with, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Trichomonas vaginalis infection in pregnant women in Madang, Papua New Guinea (PNG). METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 400 pregnant women presenting to antenatal clinics. Sociodemographic and behavioural data were collected and real-time PCR diagnostic methods were used to detect the presence of chlamydia, gonorrhoea and trichomonas in self-collected vaginal swabs. The relationships between symptoms, sociodemographic and behavioural factors and infection were assessed. RESULTS: The prevalence of C. trachomatis was 11.1%, N. gonorrhoeae was 9.7% and..

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