High Prevalence of Anorectal Chlamydial Infection in HIV-infected Men Who Have Sex With Men in Switzerland

Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Nov 15;49(10):1532-5. doi: 10.1086/644740.

Abstract

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) were enrolled in an anorectal Chlamydia trachomatis screening study. Anorectal Chlamydia DNA was detected in 16 (10.9%) of 147 men, mainly among asymptomatic patients and patients having >20 sexual partners. These results support routine anorectal Chlamydia screening in HIV-infected MSM who report unprotected anal intercourse.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Anus Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Anus Diseases / microbiology*
  • Chlamydia Infections / epidemiology*
  • Chlamydia Infections / microbiology
  • Chlamydia trachomatis / isolation & purification
  • DNA, Bacterial / isolation & purification
  • HIV Infections / complications
  • Homosexuality, Male
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Prevalence
  • Rectal Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Rectal Diseases / microbiology*
  • Switzerland / epidemiology
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • DNA, Bacterial