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Treponema pallidum resistance to azithromycin has been documented in the US, Canada, and Ireland. We found no evidence of resistance to azithromycin in specimens from 141 patients with syphilitic lesions in Madagascar suggesting resistance is geographically isolated and supporting use of azithromycin as alternative treatment for early syphilis in Madagascar.
To ascertain beliefs about douching, douching practices, and their motivational antecedents among adult women living in the southeastern United States, we conducted a telephone survey of a random sample of 535 adult women. Douching was deemed a good hygienic practice by 65% of women, half of whom believed that douching was necessary for good hygiene. These(More)
The APTIMA COMBO 2 assay, which detects and amplifies rRNA from Chlamydia trachomatis and/or Neisseria gonorrhoeae, is approved for use on ThinPrep liquid-based Pap test specimens. The objective was to determine the clinical utility of the APTIMA assays (APTIMA COMBO 2 assay, APTIMA CT assay for Chlamydia trachomatis, and APTIMA GC assay for Neisseria(More)
BACKGROUND Nearly 3% of Americans experience severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and behaviors that place affected individuals at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common. Few data describe the prevalence of risk behaviors or STI among persons with SPMI. We aim to quantitate STI/human immunodeficiency virus risk and determine the(More)
The prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is high among women entering corrections facilities. Screening for STDs in these facilities, however, is difficult because of the large number of persons admitted each day and the frequent shortage of medical staff and examination space. New, sensitive urine tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia have made(More)
The province of Manitoba is 'rural' by nature, although 70% of its one million people reside within two large urban centres. The Manitoba Heart Health Project (MHHP) province-wide survey (1989) showed that cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors were highest and heart health-related knowledge was lowest in the rural population. Working with rural(More)
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