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BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) remains the leading cause of death among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected persons. The prevalence of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) in HIV-infected patients in China is unknown. OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of M. tuberculosis and NTM in HIV-infected patients… (More)
BACKGROUND Gonococcal antimicrobial resistance is a global problem. Different resistance plasmids have emerged and spread among the isolates of Neisseria gonorrhoeae worldwide and in China. We conducted this study to monitor the plasmid-mediated penicillin and tetracycline resistance among N. gonorrhoeae isolates in Guangzhou from 2002 to 2012. METHODS… (More)
Antibiotic susceptibility of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Guangzhou during 2002-2011 showed that resistance to penicillin and ciprofloxacin was high, while ceftriaxone remained effective although there was a trend towards reduced sensitivity.
BACKGROUND Chlamydia trachomatis is one of the most prevalent bacterial sexually transmitted infection in China. Although C. trachomatis genotypes can be discriminated by outer membrane protein gene (ompA) sequencing, currently available methods have limited resolutions. This study used a high-resolution genotyping method, namely, multilocus variable number… (More)