Trichomoniasis among men presenting to a sexual health clinic in Melbourne, Australia

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Abstract

Background: This study aimed to examine the positivity of urethral Trichomonas vaginalis in men attending an urban sexual health clinic in Melbourne, Australia. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of men who were tested for T. vaginalis using nucleic acid amplification test at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre between August 2018 and May 2021, and calculated the positivity. Results: Of the 893 men who were tested for T. vaginalis, 12 (1.3%; 95% CI 0.7-2.3) tested positive for T. vaginalis. The positivity of T. vaginalis among men who reported sexual contact with a female partner with T. vaginalis was significantly higher than men who were not contacts (18.6% [8/43] vs 0.5% [4/850], P < 0.001). Conclusions: The positivity of T. vaginalis was low at our clinic. The high positivity among contacts highlights the importance of partner notification, testing and management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-73
Number of pages4
JournalSexual Health
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • epidemiology
  • males
  • partner notification
  • prevalence
  • screening
  • sexual contacts
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • sexually transmitted infections
  • testing
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • trichomoniasis

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