June 6, 2012
Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Coinfection in HIV-Positive Military
There’s an increased risk of gonorrhea and chlamydia coinfections
in HIV-positive military personnel, according to a study published in the journal
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI). For the study, researchers analyzed data
from 4,461 participants enrolled in the U.S. Military Natural History Study
cohort for gonorrhea and chlamydia at least six months after they tested
positive for HIV. During a follow-up, researchers found that 11 percent of
participants had acquired gonorrhea or chlamydia and that the risk was
significantly greater in young, African-American men with a history of sexually
To read the STI abstract, click here.
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