Study of Chlamydia trachomatis in Military Women; Prevalence, Risk Factors, and a Cost Benefit Analysis of Early Diagnosis and Treatment
Final rept. 31 Aug 1995-30 Aug 1999
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD
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In the 4th project year, 4,628 women were screened for chlamydia using urine LCR at Fort Jackson, SC. 2,321 also submitted a self administered vaginal swab SAS. Over the entire project period, at Fort Jackson, there have been 23,010 female recruits at the Physical Exam Section PES, 888 women at the Troop Medical Clinic TMC, and 2,278 men have been screened for chlamydia. At Fort Bragg, 482 women were screened at a PAP clinic. Methods After receiving instruction about chlamydia, subjects were asked for their informed consent to participate in the project. All enrolled subjects answered a chlamydia risk history questionnaire. Study participants submitted a first catch urine specimen andor SAS for testing at Johns Hopkins by ligase chain reaction LCR. Those that tested positive received azithromycin. Results In the, 4th year, 629 women 10.0 tested positive. Collection of urine over SAS was preferred by women and also performed better than SAS for detecting positives. In male recruits, the chlamydia prevalence was 5.2.
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