Towards more robust estimates of the transmissibility of Chlamydia trachomatis

Sex Transm Dis. 2012 May;39(5):402-4. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e318248a550.


There is a lack of a common concept on how to estimate transmissibility of Chlamydia trachomatis from cross-sectional sexual partnership studies. Using a mathematical model that takes into account the dynamics of chlamydia transmission and sexual partnership formation, we report refined estimates of chlamydia transmissibility in heterosexual partnerships.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Chlamydia Infections / prevention & control*
  • Chlamydia Infections / transmission*
  • Chlamydia trachomatis / pathogenicity*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Heterosexuality / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Public Health
  • Sexual Behavior / statistics & numerical data*
  • Sexual Partners
  • Young Adult