Baseline infection with a sexually transmitted disease is highly predictive of reinfection during follow-up in Malagasy sex workers

Sex Transm Dis. 2010 Sep;37(9):559-62. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181d70a03.

Abstract

Female sex workers who had prevalent chlamydial, gonococcal, or trichomonal infection at enrollment into a randomized trial in Madagascar were 2 to 4 times as likely to become infected during follow-up, compared to women without STIs at baseline, despite provision of condoms, safer sex counseling, and repeat STI testing and treatment.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chlamydia Infections / epidemiology
  • Chlamydia Infections / etiology
  • Chlamydia Infections / prevention & control
  • Condoms / statistics & numerical data
  • Condoms, Female / statistics & numerical data
  • Counseling
  • Female
  • Gonorrhea / diagnosis
  • Gonorrhea / epidemiology
  • Gonorrhea / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Madagascar / epidemiology
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prevalence
  • Recurrence
  • Sex Work*
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / etiology*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control
  • Trichomonas Infections / epidemiology
  • Trichomonas Infections / etiology
  • Trichomonas Infections / prevention & control
  • Young Adult