Chlamydia trachomatis prevalence in heterosexual men in Melbourne: a community-based study

Sex Health. 2007 Jun;4(2):137-8. doi: 10.1071/sh07008.


There is limited information about chlamydia prevalence in men. Our study aimed to measure the prevalence of chlamydia in 16-29-year-old heterosexual men. Recruitment was undertaken through urban sporting clubs. Participants were approached after training to complete a questionnaire and to provide a urine sample that was tested for Chlamydia trachomatis. Participants with positive results received treatment. Fifty participants were recruited and four were found to be infected (8.5%, 95% CI 2.76-21.27). There was a high prevalence of C. trachomatis in our study participants, highlighting the importance of including men in chlamydia response programs.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Ambulatory Care Facilities / statistics & numerical data
  • Chlamydia Infections / diagnosis*
  • Chlamydia Infections / epidemiology*
  • Chlamydia Infections / urine
  • Chlamydia trachomatis / isolation & purification*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Screening / methods*
  • Risk Factors
  • Urine / microbiology
  • Victoria / epidemiology