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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 transmitted infections.

To read the STI abstract, click here.

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