Gonorrhea and chlamydia testing increasing but still lagging in HIV clinics in the United States

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Abstract

Screening persons living with HIV for gonorrhea and chlamydia has been recommended since 2003. We compared annual gonorrhea/chlamydia testing to syphilis and lipid testing among 19,368 adults (41% men who have sex with men, 30% heterosexual men, and 29% women) engaged in HIV care. In 2004, 22%, 62%, and 70% of all patients were tested for gonorrhea/chlamydia, syphilis, and lipid levels, respectively. Despite increasing steadily [odds ratio per year (95% confidence interval): 1.14 (1.13 to 1.15)], gonorrhea/chlamydia testing in 2010 remained lower than syphilis and lipid testing (39%, 77%, 76%, respectively). Interventions to improve gonorrhea/chlamydia screening are needed. A more targeted screening approach may be warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-279
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Guidelines
  • HIV secondary prevention
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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