Infections missed by urethral-only screening for Chlamydia or gonorrhea detection among men who have sex with men.

Published: September 22, 2011


In a retrospective analysis of asymptomatic men who have sex with men visiting an urban municipal sexually transmitted disease clinic, 83.8% of chlamydial and gonococcal infections would have been missed by urethral screening, compared with 9.8% by screening the rectum and pharynx. Extragenital screening is critical to the provision of comprehensive sexual health services for men who have sex with men.

Full text of article available at link below –

Leave a Reply