High Rate of Repeat Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in South Africa: A Prospective Cohort Study

Genevieve A. F. S. van Liere, Marleen M. Kock, Oscar Radebe, Helen E. Struthers, Servaas Morre, James A. McIntyre, Remco P. H. Peters*

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We observed a high rate of incident sexually transmitted diseases within 55 days (median) of follow-up (78% retention) among symptomatic men who have sex with men (n = 78) in South Africa (188 per 100 person-years; 95% confidence interval, 1.2-2.7); 16 newly acquired and 10 with persistent positivity. This highlights the need to strengthen prevention efforts, whereas introduction of diagnostics is urgently warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e105-e107
Number of pages3
JournalSexually Transmitted Diseases
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019



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